“Ya Hey” / Vampire Weekend
from Modern Vampires of the City
I’m all for tighter national security after the bombings in Boston last month, but stricter regulation of foreign students is a misdirection of blame on the part of Sen. Grassley and colleagues. Yes, the Tsarnaevs were college students, and yes, they were not of American origin, but they were legally naturalized American citizens through their parents, and not through the same process that international students undergo. I just hope that future opportunities for foreign students seeking higher education in the US are not compromised by such amendments when the final version of the bill is passed.
I don’t need you to “tolerate” me. I don’t want you to merely put up with my presence. All I ask, all I have ever asked, is to be treated as a human being, that bigoted jingoism is not injected into every minute facet my life, that there remains at least the illusion of decency.
Reality check, ignorant native-born Americans: the people of color you marginalize and discriminate against have to work harder to prove they are American every day, so their allegiance to the Flag actually means more than your flagrant jingoism and lazy sense of patriotism.
“Now I’m All Messed Up” / Tegan and Sara
The Realm Report #5: “Kissed by Fire”
A weekly review of Game of Thrones by a devoted fan of the books, certified TV addict, and aspiring writer. Warning: these reviews will contain spoilers, but only up to the latest episode of the show. This week, things got pretty steamy in Westeros. Click to see more skin!
“No Angels (The xx vs TLC)” / BASTILLE feat. Ella
I don’t want readers to approve of my characters. I want them to feel implicated by them.
The Realm Report #4: “And Now His Watch Is Ended”
A weekly review of Game of Thrones by a devoted fan of the books, certified TV addict, and aspiring writer. These reviews contain spoilers only up to the latest episode of the show. Click to see why I was making dragon noises all through the last ten minutes of this week’s episode.