Monthly archive March, 2011
The New Individuality: A Discussion of the Rise of the Franchise in America and Abroad

The New Individuality: A Discussion of the Rise of the Franchise in America and Abroad

It’s 3:15 on a Saturday afternoon and I’m sitting at a Starbucks sipping on a chai tea latte.  I think to myself about the franchise.  Not the franchise of Starbucks—that’s an article all on its own, but all franchises—the whole idea of the franchise. I don’t know about you, but when I think franchise, my...
Élite modes of transport:  subways into democratisation

Élite modes of transport: subways into democratisation

Living in the Bronx was never something that I imagined myself doing.  The first images that often come to mind when many people think of the Bronx is the image of the “the Bronx is burning”, poverty, and gang violence.  Yes, there is poverty. A lot of it. However, it is entirely possible to live...

A call for dialogue

Who are all of you? Geographers, linguists, psychologists, journalists, writers, actors, historians, fundraisers, public policy experts, teachers, archeologists, sound designers, poets, organizers, musicians, researchers, mathematicians, economists, green experts, cultural studies experts, biologists, med students, philosophers, law students and lawyers, architects, engineers, political scientists, sports and fitness experts, ex-Marines, health psychologists, artists, environmental interpreters, counselors, immigration...
Don't waste our blood

Don’t waste our blood

This is as good of a topic as any to start a discussion, and it actually points to part of the purpose of this (hopefully) collaborative blog.  Last weekend I came across a group of queer students at NYU that were protesting a blood donation bus.  The protestors were loud, and were stopping people asking...
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