Monthly Archives: February 2016

Pop-Up Jesus (Mission Dolores)

Famed for his knowledge of Scripture, St. Anthony is the patron saint of finding lost objects. At Mission Dolores in San Francisco, here a little Jesus pops up out of the book that the saint carries in his hand. Part of … Continue reading

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Jewish Deli Decorative in the Mission District (San Francisco)

For aficionados of Jewish deli and American Jewish decorative style, Wise Sons deli is the new joint in the heart of the Mission District, on 24th Street, a main commercial hub. Dedicated to building community in the golus of San Francisco, … Continue reading

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The Israeli Labor Party “Security & Peace Plan” (Or Is It Too Late?)

Almost 50 years after the occupation of the West Bank by Israel, this is a peculiar moment in Israeli politics and in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Both government ministers and supporters of the rightwing government in Israel as well as critics … Continue reading

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Temple B’nai David (San Francisco)

When I lived in the Mission District in San Francisco in the 1990s, I made a habit on my walks around the neighborhood to pass by this lovely synagogue on 19th Street. I always wondered about the place. All I knew … Continue reading

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Ted Cruz, Law and Religion

Heidi Cruz says as president, her husband, Ted, will deliver ‘a combination of the law and religion’

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Eugene Debbs

Very disappointed that no one brought up Eugene Debbs at the just concluded Democratic debate.

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In the Car (San Francisco)

For almost ten years, the North Bay was home. Then I left. On a trip back last December I took these shots from the safe vantage point of the passenger seat. There’s nothing more exciting than the fast clip of the … Continue reading

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On Sanders & Trump (Mantras – Red Meat – Clearly Defined Enemies – Affective Connections – Huge Pools of Money)

Tapping into a national mood that spans across all political, social, and racial spectra, a Trump/Sanders or Sanders/Trump ticket would sweep the general elections. Yes, tongue in cheek, but they’re doing the same thing. Here’s what the anatomy of the … Continue reading

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American Faces (New Hampshire)

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Spinoza Redux and Other Transpositions of the Posthuman Subject (Rosi Braidotti)

More on Rosi Braidotti — I posted earlier about Metamorphoses and its organization of a philosophical and political project around figures –in particular the joining of “women” with “animals,” “monsters,” and “machines.” In this one, Transpositions: On Nomadic Ethics, Braidotti’s … Continue reading

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