Monthly Archives: August 2013

Transatlantic Passage

The piece by Manuel Roig-Franzia in the Washington Post was also published in the  London Independent. There were, some interesting changes. The reference to “Lorena Bobbitt’s emasculating kitchen knife” was omitted. Perhaps the editors of the Independent were worried that it might start giving somebody ideas. Then there was an addition. In the Washington Post […]

A New Religion?

On July 30 the Washington Post published a piece by Manuel Roi-Franzia about the fate of Trayvon Martin’s hoodie: ‘In the moment that the hoodie — Trayvon Martin’s hoodie — appeared in Courtroom 5D in Seminole County, Fla., it was as if the air sluiced out the door. There was a breathless, aching stillness. Prosecutors […]