photo by: Animaux
For a while now, I have been collecting articles that I have taken my fancy for one reason or another. Here is a bunch of them that may serve as a nice afternoon read:
- Domestic Disturbances by Judith Warner: the dark side of people's faux-familiarity with the Obamas
- How an Emotion Became a Virtue by Clifford Orwin: a history and assessment of "compassion"
- The Myth of Multitasking by Christine Rosen: the downsides (neurological, educational and cultural) to multitasking
- No Hay Banda; a Long, Strange Trip Down David Lynch's Mullholland Drive by Allen B Ruch: a superb explanation of the obsessions and fantasies that make up this "puzzle-box of a movie"
- Thoreau's Worst Nightmare by Michael Agger: Are the new ascetics masters of self-denial or just self-promotion?
- A Study of Self-Presentation in the light of Facebook by Sasan Zarghooni: an essay on the adequacy of current theories of self-presentation to account for Facebook, as an online social network