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Today’s Sunday Times is chock-full of Columbia nuts. First, the lead story in the Magazine, by Mark Lilla, is regurgitated CC, and any good humanities student worth his or her weight in Enlightenment and secular/liberal theory should be able to follow his argument and add a dash of insight to boot. Then, the Lives essay is by a J-school prof who meets up with a former story subject and has a ball. Over in Arts, there’s a long article about “mumblecore,” a micro-genre of indie film in which Barnard grad Greta Gerwig (and the WBAR station) are key elements. And, finally, there’s a pretty long piece about the guys behind Indoctrinate U, which we know you all love.

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19 Comments

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous The last link is broken.

  • Sprinkles says:

    @Sprinkles Bwog, why have you not mentioned Meade Anderson (CC ’07) passing away?

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous wow. that’s awful, i didn’t hear about that until now.

  • oye says:

    @oye bwog, you have some beeeeg cojones!

  • rjt says:

    @rjt You know what my new pet peeve is? When people claim that their coining of genres is “ironic” or “accidental” in order to pretend they don’t want to be associated with a movement. “Mumblecore” is solidly in that category along with “new rave” and “slowcore.” All of these were supposedly originally said “as a joke,” and they’re also all completely people trying to own their 15 minutes as hard as they can.

    1. hmm says:

      @hmm That’s an awfully narrow pet peeve. Does it happen often?

      1. rjt says:

        @rjt Not really, but I’ve noticed it these three times in the past few months. That’s why it’s a new pet peeve. It could fade quickly if nobody else does it soon.

  • well says:

    @well Mark Lilla’s essay makes me really excited for CC.

  • too bad says:

    @too bad some grad student who just serves up a shallow interpretation he picked up at that weeks course lecture is all you’ll get.

    no, i’m not jaded at all.

  • not my experience says:

    @not my experience due to a weird twist of fate i had a different history prof every semester of cc and lit hum. they were all awesome. definitely the most important course you can take – i wish i could retake the course now because i feel like i would get so much more out of it.

  • crack says:

    @crack i hate these bwog faggots. seriously, nobody reads this shit except white liberal faggots who are aching for the new york experience. god damn.

    1. Cassandra says:

      @Cassandra And the banhammer shall fall quickly, with wrath.

    2. rjt says:

      @rjt Yeah! Damn the man! Tell ’em! On the internet!

    1. hitchens says:

      @hitchens is a condescending asshat. i have no respect for his “I’m soooo smart, watch me reason out of this wet paper bag I constructed” antics

  • does says:

    @does anyone on here care that Michael Vick pleaded guilty today? J/w.

    1. Apparently says:

      @Apparently He’s taken up a new job already:

      Posting as #11 on this thread

    2. pleaded? says:

      @pleaded? really? past participle does not a good sentence make.

  • Mark Lilla says:

    @Mark Lilla how to write an article for the new york times magazine: an academic’s guide.

    1st paragraph: scintillating discussion of current events

    2nd-55th paragraphs: CC paper

    56th paragraph: desperate attempt to summarize previous 53 paragraphs and reconnect with purported theme introduced in the first (and billed as the point of the article on the cover).

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