November 28, 2015 By Jo Tavener The next two entries deal with the twin notions of ‘middle’ and “working classes,” their cultural construction and ensuing effect on our (in)ability to imagine a […]
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November 28, 2015 By Jo Tavener Has free speech become a tool in the racist toolbox – is the ACLU out of date? “I hate what you say but I will protect […]
November 22, 2015 By Jo Tavener I am beginning this blog to share my thoughts on what I read or see in the “hyperreal” of the popular, mass media. It’s a space […]
I have dreamed of those: In 2015 the people were at war and fighting in the streets of Syria Below a foreign God watched the cities bleed. Under his view, children screamed […]
Listen as the battle cry comes calling, As the battle cry calls you to come. Listen hard, for the enemy sings louder He muffles her voice so it may not be heard […]
A little birdie came and sat right outside my window Body all confident, lips smirking, it said it saw you cry for me. He asked God why you had to be an […]
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