Naima Green’s wonderful work

I just love this series by photographer Niama Green:

Sade, by Naima Green

Sade, by Naima Green

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twitah

as you might have expected, i’ll vma but i’ll do it over on twitter. @WITWhat if you want to follow along, or maybe it’s still in a sidebar somewhere.

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does mtv deserve another chance

do i need to do another vma simul-blogging event? does this ferguson, MO spot change my mind?

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avant-garde to scene-based

Once we argued into the night about whether we would accept money from Guinness to do an ad. (“It would be a lot of money.” “But they’re a corporation!” “But we drink Guinness.”) Incidentally, Guinness had not offered us money to do an ad. We just thought it was an important principal that needed to be argued about.

A reminiscence at the Irish Times.

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a written version of a spoken version of a written version

a modified transcript of an interview I did with the good people at The Society Pages is available now on their webpage. i’m starting the following rumor: if you go to the page it increases the chance by .075% that they will reprint the interview in their upcoming series on culture.

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errata

As an author, you either speak out when people are unfair to the work, or you hold your tongue and expect most people will be more careful.

I’m a tongue-holder, except for now:

Regev (2013: 128-9) cites my book in his and concludes that “the analysis of genre trajectories implies that genres cannot exist concurrently in multiple incarnations—at any given moment a genre’s incarnation is either avant-garde, scene-based or industry based.” But implication is not necessary. I recommend you turn to pages 62-3 in Banding Together, where I discuss “the overlap of genre forms within a musical style, [as] it is clearly the case that such overlap exists.” I give you a few examples there, too.

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witw in the newz

it’s worth me parachuting into my own blog to mention two important news items (not necessarily in order of importance):

1. The online journal Sociological Science is up-and-running with four very excellent pieces of research.

2. News of the journal’s debut has hit the Stanford Graduate School of Business site, and this blog gets its first “news” mention in the article. I *am* a popular social science blog, trust me.

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