Dear Readers, so I’m getting back into the groove of reading excellent pieces of journalism online and I’ll post a couple of things I’ve read recently that I highly recommend perusing (what a great word).
If you’ve seen the Facebook movie – The Social Network – here is a great piece in Vanity Fair profiling Sean Parker : Vanity Fair: With A Little Help From His Friends
A very interesting NYT article on an Arabic poet who is a favorite for the Nobel Prize in Literature: NYT: A Revolutionary of Arabic Verse
There are a couple more I have backlogged to post, so I’ll get around to those soon. On another note – did you know it now costs $160 to take the GRE. I mean seriously. This business of Standardized Testing after college might as well be a violation of my Constitutional rights for all its applicability to applying for a Master’s Program in Middle East Studies and Arabic. Seriously, haven’t these people over at the “ETS” made enough money off us students? I mean what is this ETS nonsense anyway? Some sort of private corporation bent on world domination.