Excellent article that looks back at historic parallels and contrasts them with the rhetoric of today.
When we look at Persepolis (beginning tomorrow) we will see the Iran that is transformed by the Islamic Revolution and the Iran-Iraq War. These pictures show us the Iran that Marji's family grew up in.
A new look at why the First Crusade was launched
Great piece this morning in the NYT re: a Jewish ice hockey player in a German league.
So, Wip, Duncan and I just finished watching "Tangled." Not up there with "Toy Story Three" or "Robin Hood," but fairly good. It got me thinking about that discussion we had about the weaknesses/strengths of Disney's female characters.
The new Pixar's "Brave" will be interesting, too.
Here's a great rundown of Disney's characters.
I have begun this blog to supplement our class discussions. I hope that you all check this on a daily basis, realizing that our syllabi will still be found on the class website.
As you check my posts, feel free to add comments about what you think is effective. Sometimes I will add some cool YouTubes that we couldn't get to in class or throw out a link to an interesting current event that I stumbled across.
Check back regularly.