Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

If you are in Boston this summer I highly recommend you give the ICA a visit. They have great exhibitions featuring works by Mona Hatoum and Catherine Opie. Photography isn't allowed in any of the galleries, so I don't have any pictures except a couple from the lovely media room:

A great find!

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

I :heart: Coach

Love their customer service & they're always sending me nice stuff in the mail. 

Monday, July 18, 2011

Review: Edward Said's Out Of Place

I have just finished reading Said's "Out Of Place". Edward Said (who passed in 2003) was a prolific Palestinian - American literary theorist and advocate for the Palestinian cause. I began reading his memoir  because I bought his internationally acclaimed book "Orientalism" and I felt I wanted to read about Said himself before reading Orientalism.

The memoir was a very heavy read. But only because Said is meticulously detailed. He writes about his childhood with astonishing attention to the smallest of details. And of course, as with any Palestinian related story, the memoir is heavily interwoven with politics. It is insightful, and sheds light on many countries (Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine) during the 1940s - 1950s. Said also writes about his later years studying in Princeton and Harvard, and of course, his illness. Out Of Place is incredibly touching; sad and heart-wrenching throughout, but truly a rewarding read. I highly recommend it.

Monday, July 4, 2011


I am changing apartments (schools as well) and trying to find a new one has been hectic - hence the hiatus.

Hope everyone is enjoying their summers, and happy 4th of July!! I'm completely loving the fireworks that kicked off yesterday night.

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