Posts Tagged ‘culture’

November 10th, 2009 - 1:15 am § in Perfect Lines

(Saudi) Arabian Nights

The Saudi Gazette‘s Khadija Mesh’al As-Sulaimi did a little write up on the “emo” culture that’s sprung up in the country: Unlike the youthful rebellion of yesteryear, “Emo people” are much more difficult to define. Emo refers to a way of life which represents isolation[...]

August 2nd, 2009 - 12:17 am § in Perfect Lines

Dear LA Times

It’s times like these when I feel like Grandpa Simpson writing to practically anyone about the most insignificant things. In any case, I wrote a little email to Christopher Hawthorne, the LA Times architecture critic who named dropped emo a little incorrectly in his review of (500) Days of Su[...]

May 12th, 2009 - 9:40 pm § in Perfect Lines

When Emo Went to Egypt Land

Lookout Russia and Mexico, there’s another country that’s got emo in the public’s depress-ed eye. Egypt was recently over-run with anti-emo fervor, and as The Guardian‘s Jack Shenker tells it, the authorities and media took things way out of proportion. Go figure. As Shenker [...]

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