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Writing and Reading (July 2014)

I have an essay on the New Politics website about some of the traps that language creates for us, both as writers and as readers.  I look specifically at what I call troublesome words, words that by origin or connotation carry with them some unintended (and sometimes offensive) meaning.  I wonder aloud what we should do when we encounter them, but don’t offer an answer so much as an approach.

Review: Night Catches Us (July 2014)

I haven’t written much about movies before, but I wrote a review of Night Catches Us for DCSC.

The film is about a group of ex-Panthers, and what happens to them after the decline of the Party.  It also poses some important questions, I think, about the Party’s legacy.

It’s a great film, well worth watching.