Category Archives: Identity

An “Uneasy Exchange”?

A couple of months ago, I cam across articles online which discussed the appropriation of Native American symbols and patterns into mass-made clothing and accessories. Specific attention was centred on the Navajo Nation’s cease-and-desist letter to Urban Outfitters, who had … Continue reading

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Bring on your Matzah and Wrecking Balls

Last night was the first night of the Jewish Passover which is celebrated for 7 to 8 days. It commemorates the Jewish Exodus from Egypt. The holiday is also the inspiration for the Christian holiday of Holy Thursday. Whilst researching … Continue reading

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An Alternative to the Maxwell House Haggadah

Jonathan Safran Foer has written an interesting article in the New York Times discussing his later project. He says that for the last few years, he has been working on creating new Haggadah (the book containing the story of the Exodus … Continue reading

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Flag Day: the little holiday that couldn’t…

Library of Congress Frederic Church, “Our Heaven Born Banner” (1861) (from:  http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/13/unhappy-flag-day/) I learnt today that there is a national Flag Day in America- it’s the 14th of June for those interested.  It observes the adoption of the American flag … Continue reading

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