So I came across Twitter pal Bear Cherian’s blog this week. Through his blog, I discovered a whole world of South Indian Twitterers/bloggers. Good to know. I’ve been intensely curious about South Indian culture ever since I joined a new church last April. Plus, it turned out my church almost booked Bear’s band a couple months ago. Small world. Anyway, so on his blog , Bear asks an interesting question: “What are you wearing…?”
He writes, “This is just a “poll” of sorts to get some perspective on your views. It’s for something I’m working on, which I hope to let you all see/read soon.”The jist of his poll is this: Do you wear jeans to church? I wanted to comment, but my thoughts were too scattered. This topic is too fresh, too close-to-home. It warrants a rant.
Here goes: Continue reading
“There are those people who refuse to take SEPTA at night. I am not one of them. On any given week, out of a mixture of sheer stubbornness and necessity, I join the throngs of second-shift workers on their way home. Riding at night is different. Gone are the students and suit-and-tied office workers who pack the aisles during the day. The buses go faster. There is no lingering at stops. People are tired and their tiredness gives way to a sort of looseness that only appears at night.”
Read more on Phawker. Enjoy!
Pleased to announce that my old classmate and archrival friend, the amazing Nehad Khader (who I went to both high school and college with) is the progenitor of Tatreez: Palestinian Women’s Embroidery in Philadelphia. (More on tatreez here.)The exhibit, which is being shown by the Philadelphia Folklore Project, opens June 5. Check it out, it looks fantastic.
And on a sidenote, what an amazing idea. The idea that the culture of immigrant Americans is worth preserving. *Gasp. Which reminds me, I need to ensure my family’s traditions stay preserved. Continue reading
/This post has been commandeered by guest blogger Don Bito/
Katy Perry: Cheap Zooey Deschanel knock-off? Definitely. Responsible for some of the most inane music and backwards lyrics in recent pop history? For sure. A sign of the coming apocalypse? Quite possibly.
But today, readers, Katy Perry is the catalyst of a blogging decision I may soon come to regret.
Someone in front of Merriam Theater handed me a flyer with the aforementioned title. Curious. So apparently there’s this actor, Priest T. Cephas from Wilmington, Delaware. Dude was inspired to write “one day out of the blue” while sitting on the set of The Wire. He’s sitting there, talking to his mom. He asks her why she didn’t go to the prom. She tells him she got preggers. He writes it into a play, The Tears of a Teenage Mother. And then he keeps writing. Interesting. I’m guessing he’s quite popular.
Check it out at www.whyblackmencheat.org. (Apparently www.whyblackmencheat.com was already taken. It’s a dating website :p)
And if you want to know the answers to the question “Why Black Men Cheat: What Every Woman Wants to Know, but No Man is Willing to Tell” check out Cephas’s forum.