Museum Challenge: The New York Transit Museum – Fun and Interesting

Of all the museums I’ve visited in New York City, the New York Transit Museum was the most fun, even though it’s also (so far) the smallest. The museum is designed in a way that allows for interaction with many of the exhibits. There was a whole class of children on a field trip playingContinue reading “Museum Challenge: The New York Transit Museum – Fun and Interesting”

Museum Challenge: The Museum of the City of New York (Feb 2017)

A few weeks ago I was standing in Barnes & Noble, looking around to see if anything would catch my eye. I didn’t really want to buy anything¬†because I have plenty of books that I haven’t read yet, but sometimes I go to B&N just to look around and get an idea of what’s popularContinue reading “Museum Challenge: The Museum of the City of New York (Feb 2017)”

Book Review: Diaspora: A Very Short Introduction, by Kevin Kenny

Kevin Kenny‚Äôs book, Diaspora: A Very Short Introduction, is part of a series of short introductions on a wide range of topics published by the Oxford University Press. As a very short introduction with just 109 pages of content, Kenny does his best to avoid becoming bogged down in historical details and instead focuses onContinue reading “Book Review: Diaspora: A Very Short Introduction, by Kevin Kenny”

“Jerusalem 1000-1400: Every People Under Heaven” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Last Saturday, I went over to the Metropolitan Museum of Art on 5th Avenue to conduct a scavenger hunt for certain types of items in this exhibit and then drafted up an essay response, but I thought it might be useful to people thinking about going to see the exhibit itself, so I’m posting itContinue reading ““Jerusalem 1000-1400: Every People Under Heaven” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art”

Journal 1955~1962: Reflections on the French-Algerian War, by Mouloud Feraoun – Reaction Essay

Journal 1955~1962: Reflections on the French-Algerian War (2000), contains the collected and translated notes of Mouloud Feraoun, an Algerian Kabyle who lived through most of the French-Algerian war and was ultimately assassinated by the OAS, an extremist group composed of French residents of Algeria that were attempting to prevent Algerian independence. Feraoun was born duringContinue reading “Journal 1955~1962: Reflections on the French-Algerian War, by Mouloud Feraoun – Reaction Essay”