Monthly Archives: September 2012

Why Winning Just Might Make You Stupid

A Buffalo Bills fan living in New England endures various kinds of torture. For instance, New England fans think it’s been a “long time” since their team has won a Super Bowl. Today, the two teams met in Buffalo, and … Continue reading

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Misreading Bosnia: Genocide and the Muslim “Other”

On my first trip to Bosnia-Herzegovina, in 2004, a university professor from Sarajevo — a survivor of the Serbs’ relentless siege — asked a devastating question: What other European capital would have been left besieged for so long? As in … Continue reading

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Goran Simić, “Sleeping with Poetry”

Today, a gem: a dazzling, very short essay called “Sleeping with Poetry,” by Bosnian-Canadian poet Goran Simić. Every English class, everywhere, should read it — in my humble opinion. 🙂 An excerpt is below; click on the link above for … Continue reading

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Film Review: Srdjan Vuletić, “Hop, Skip, and Jump”

When I was traveling in Sarajevo this summer, meeting with artists and activists who had survived the siege, people kept recommending the films of Srdjan Vuletić. I soon saw why. The first to come into my hands was a 16-minute … Continue reading

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Ties That Bind

In an old episode of The Simpsons, Bart, Lisa, and Homer race home from church, plop down at the front door, and tear off their formal clothes. It’s a raw, irreverent celebration of freedom. That’s me at the beginning of … Continue reading

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Summer’s End

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A few more images from Sarajevo, in celebration of summer, in celebration of life…. All photographs by the author.

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