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Reading, Looking, Listening, . . . Questioning

  In memoirs published decades later, the Beatles producer George Martin recalls meeting with the band members in 1962 after they auditioned for him and his colleagues. Martin did not think the Beatles’ songs were very good, but, chatting with them afterwards he happened to ask if there was anything that they themselves did not […]

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        Before Pinktober comes to an end, we should all squeeze in a conversation about “Pinkwashing,” the corporate trend of slapping pink ribbons on every variety of product imaginable in the name of breast cancer awareness. It turns out there is no regulation on the pink ribbon (although the Susan G. Komen […]

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The meaning of marginalized children’s consumption habits Children usually have little purchasing power but are a big marketing audience. In the United States, as in many other parts of the world, an entire industry revolves around children’s consumption habits. Leggo, Barbie, and Disney are among the better known companies. But there are also many others that […]

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  From one of the songs of The Pajama Game, which won the Tony Award for the best musical of 1955: I figured it out I figured it out With a pencil and a pad I figured it out! Seven and a half cents doesn’t buy a hell of a lot, Seven and a half […]

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  In La société de la consommation (1970; The Consumer Society) the sociologist Jean Baudrillard wrote of how the urbanization and industrialization of human life had created new rarities: “space and time, clean air, greenery, water, silence . . . Some goods, previously free and readily available, are becoming luxury goods that only a privileged […]

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Having worked in the restaurant industry for the past 10 years, I can say that Mother’s Day is  certainly the cash cow of Sunday brunches for all employees. Mimosas are a-flowing and tips are a-plentiful. Today I’ve come across this surprising history of the holiday, worth sharing before we all run off to send out […]

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Wilfred Owen's mother, pictured center with her family

Having worked in the restaurant industry for the past 10 years, I can say that Mother’s Day is  certainly the cash cow of Sunday brunches for all employees. Mimosas are a-flowing and tips are a-plentiful. Today I’ve come across this surprising history of the holiday, worth sharing before we all run off to send out […]

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March 9, 2019

I look forward to reading your piece!

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Wilfred Owen's mother, pictured center with her family

Having worked in the restaurant industry for the past 10 years, I can say that Mother’s Day is  certainly the cash cow of Sunday brunches for all employees. Mimosas are a-flowing and tips are a-plentiful. Today I’ve come across this surprising history of the holiday, worth sharing before we all run off to send out […]

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March 9, 2019

You're most welcome....in the Untold Dylan UK site, I connect the song to Helen Jackson's novel and the transcendentalist poets and to the movie 'Ramona' with the song by the same name - under: 'Bob Dylan And Helen Jackson'

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Wilfred Owen's mother, pictured center with her family

Having worked in the restaurant industry for the past 10 years, I can say that Mother’s Day is  certainly the cash cow of Sunday brunches for all employees. Mimosas are a-flowing and tips are a-plentiful. Today I’ve come across this surprising history of the holiday, worth sharing before we all run off to send out […]

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March 9, 2019

Thank you, Mr. Fyffe (Larry) for the correction!

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