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Monday, June 26, 2006

Monday Meanderings

I’m heading out on vacation for a week, but here are some ideas worth pondering:

Journalists are turning the tables on traditional media by raising gobs of money and creating their own muckraking blogs, according to the Wall Street Journal. (I guess I'm not doing something right here.)

Anthologies are hot, as are attempts to understand the intersection of American and Middle Eastern culture. This is a don’t miss event: Persis Karim, Beatrice Motamedi, Haleh Hatami and Esther Kamkar will read from their new anthology Let Me Tell You Where I’ve Been: New Writing by Women of the Iranian Disapora. Tonight, June 26, Cody’s Books on Fourth Street in Berkeley, 7:00 p.m.

Nobody does it better than Rebecca Solnit. I thoroughly enjoyed this piece, which ran in the San Francisco Chronicle. It looks at immigration and bloodshed using a pivotal moment in California history.

See ya after the Fourth.

1 comment:

the girl said...

Hope you have a great holiday, Frances. Enjoy it!