May 28, 2017

I’ve been catching up on last year’s Pulitzer prize winning pieces. One of these has been Underground Railroad - by Coleman Whitehead. The story follows one slave woman, Cora, on her flight from the South on all of her stops on the Underground Railroad. Throughout are striking vignettes, one of which has returned to my mind over and over again. There was in this book a vignette about the oldest slave on the plantation, being about 50 years old. No one knew for sure, because he didn’t know his birthday, but he used this in...

May 14, 2017

If I were to turn on a random radio station right now, there would be a good chance that I would hear this song - indeed I have heard it many times before switching to WQXR or WNYC. Any pop station will inevitably have you listening to one song over and over right now, “Rock a bye”. It’s catchy, but I’ve also found myself wondering what in particular about this song has made it so terribly popular right now. The tune isn’t anything particularly special, though I’ve found the refrain stays with you; it is the voice of a sin...

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