Why I love deconstruction

Tired of reading about cardiology, or the world, or life in general? Here’s a post on deconstruction as it applies to fanfiction, gender debates, politics and even medicine.

“Really, I like deconstruction because it basically goes wild with everything and anything. Because we define by différance, constructions and their manifestations can be as endless, limitless and as justifiable as you want it to be.”  

Tribute: Enheduanna

The Akkadian/Sumerian poet Enheduanna (2285-2250 BCE) is credited with creating the framework of poetry, psalms and prayers used throughout the ancient world –Enheduanna’s compositions were used as the template for the Babylonian prayers, the Hebrew Bible and the Homeric hymns of Greece. Enheduanna is the world’s first author known by name, whose works were inscribed over…

Art Recs: Spoken Word

There are a few things in life that leave me honestly breathless: the suspense of a novel, the progression of a musical piece, the unabashed movements of a singular person. And there’s spoken word poetry, which leaves me breathless not once or twice, but all throughout a performance. There’s something so raw and so personal about spoken…

Opinion: Paano na si Dolly?

There’s a lot to be said about education in the Philippines. We have the rising tuition fee, competitive education, K to 12 benefits, the lack of teacher incentives and teachers in general… valid and very concrete concerns which have echoing repercussions on the national academic community. But there are also other concerns that are more…

Responses: The Gist [food for thought]

*”Stew” is a very funny word.  There are a million different interesting things circulating around the internet. My reading list/bookmarks menu is becoming very active recently; it seems like everyone and their neighbor is sharing something on Facebook or tumblr that just begs to be read. These are some of the things (some a little old, though)…

History: Great Speeches of the 20th Century

First, I apologize (well, not really) for inflicting my geekiness onto any unsuspecting reader.  Second, my reference for this post -yes, I have a reference– is “The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century Speeches”, edited by Brian MacArthur. Third, my almost-excuse is the fact that I wrote all of this down in my journal last March 2012….