Category Archives: words

language or etymology

Tanaka-Johnson, 2016 VS Voight-Kampff, 1982

I re-watched parts of the interview Greg Tanaka, then a Palo Alto planning commissioner, did as a candidate for City Council with Bill Johnson of the Palo Alto Weekly, in 2016. What I remembered was that Greg kept avoiding Bill’s … Continue reading

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‘Respect my hair, white people’ Jon Pareles of the Times touts Xenia Franca of Bahia at GlobalFest

BLUF: I’ve produced a handful of world music concerts in Palo Alto — Femi Kuti, Ozomatli, Kemuri, Danilo Perez — and would like to do more. Also: I think there should be more street music and buskers, beyond the Claude … Continue reading

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Bitch, I’m Honeychild

The article by Lauren Messman in Sunday’s Times about Carolyn Coleman, an artist who uses subway subsidy cards and completed a vocational training program, is also the artist known as Honeychild or Carolyn “HoneyChild” Coleman who, among other recent events, … Continue reading

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‘Plastics’ (Buck Henry, 1930-2020, my fellow Dartmouthian)

My brother in law Gary just sent me Buck Henry on The Grateful Dead. Chris Knipp, a fellow Dartmouth matriculant, told me that in his day (or week), the plebes would be shown an orientation film that starred Buck as … Continue reading

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Yes, Mam

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Porteus in the Times VS Yardley of The Times

Matt Porteus the scientist and Jim Yardley the journalist were classmates for one year, 1981, at Henry M. Gunn high school in Palo Alto, California. I don’t know how well they knew each other. Greg Zlotnick might be the only … Continue reading

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Christgau on ‘Hamilton’ VS Jere Daniell, Dartmouth history professor, summer, 1984 on ‘The American Rev

1. Christgau went to Dartmouth; 2. Jere Daniell taught at Dartmouth, many, many years, maybe back to Christgau days, early 1960s; 3. Daniell’s class was on American History, the Revolution; I took this Sophomore Summer, which for me was 1984. … Continue reading

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