Sunday, 12 June 2011
Greetings Upper School Community:
As a bonus from the busy schedule associated with start of June (Exams, Academic Awards, Graduation, and grad parties), here is a double-helping of “Articles of Interest” to conclude the 2010-11 academic year, begin Summer, and honor our MVS graduating Class of 2011.
Sunday, 12 June, New York Times: For Life’s Next Stage, Gallows Humor and Sage Advice, by Lisa W. Foderaro: Annual review and analysis of gradation speakers and topics; along with awesome multi-media graphic for 2011! http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/12/us/12intro.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=For%20Life%E2%80%99s%20Next%20Stage,%20Gallows%20Humor%20and%20Sage%20&st=cse
Sunday, 12 June, New York Times: Twitter’s Secret Handshake, by Ashley Parker. The cultural power of #tags; from Twitter and beyond… http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/12/fashion/hashtags-a-new-way-for-tweets-cultural-studies.html
Sunday, 12 June, New York Times: The Day the Music Died, by Freddie O’Connell: On-going demise of college radio stations. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/12/opinion/12oconnell.html
Sunday, 12 June, New York Times: Serving Pop Stars, but on a Skewer, by Dave Itzkoff. A priceless review of the quirky yet always entertaining Weird Al Yankovic; never underestimate the power of the accordion! http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/12/arts/music/weird-al-yankovics-album-alpocalypse.html
Sunday, 29 May, New York Times: Can Turkey Help to Unify the Arabs, by Anthony Shadid. Having extensively toured Turkiye a year ago during the 2010 Immersion, Turkiye provides some intriguing models for recent changes among Arab countries. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/29/weekinreview/29ottoman.html
Sunday, 5 June, New York Times: Defiant Showman Demands His ‘Wow,’ by Jason Zinoman. An inside look at the logistical and creative force behind Cirque du Soleil: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/05/theater/guy-laliberte-guides-cirque-du-soleil.html
Sunday, 29 May, New York Times: Funny or Die: Groupon’s Fate Hinges On Words, by David Streitfeld: The active and growing world of Groupon. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/29/business/29groupon.html
Happy reading and best wishes towards a restful summer.
Head of Upper School