My regular readers know that I’m a fan of sumo, and am especially interested in the globalization of the sport. The top three rikishi (wrestlers)… Read More »Egyptian sumo wrestler bests a grand champion. Twice. While fasting for Ramadan.
Summer Reading: Dan Drezner’s Theories of International Politics and Zombies, Colson Whitehead’s Zone One
Much of my summer reading centers on the idea of civics outside of the conventional bounds of the state. I’m interested in understanding reasons why… Read More »Summer Reading: Dan Drezner’s Theories of International Politics and Zombies, Colson Whitehead’s Zone One
[retweet]This past December, I gave a talk at the Oxford Internet Institute about possible relationships between “new media” and new approaches to participatory civics –… Read More »“New media, new civics?” and reactions in Policy & Internet
I would be sad to return to the pre-internet days of music fandom. I think back to the days of paper fanzines with hazy nostalgia,… Read More »Melodica Music: stepping back in time in downtown Nairobi
A Guinness ad featuring a group of splendidly-dressed men from Congo-Brazzaville, called Le Sapeurs, is making a splash online. The men in the ad (below)… Read More »Sharp suits, warm beer – Guinness, sapeurs and the seduction of Congolese fashion