Author Archives: Brendan Kredell

Hoya saxa! @georgetown agrees to allow vote on grad student unionization, via @Washingtonpost

At the @ferndalelibrary with the lil’un when a strange child offered me a (wooden) sandwich. “Thank you,” I said, and mimed taking a bite. She says, matter-of-factly, “it’s poisoned.” Who to blame? The Bros Grimm? Putin? Shoulda known – no eating in the library. #libraryrules

Also, Ichiro! Back in full effect with the @Mariners!

Great piece on @ESPN by Wright Thompson on Ichiro, worth reading to the very end for its Ichiro-as-Charles Foster Kane denouement.

“In a way, isn’t Ted Cruz the Lisa Simpson of the U.S. Senate?” @conor64 with the plain truth, spoken plainly.

Floris Paalman’s @mediapolisjrl essay on Thomas Elsaesser’s doc The Sun Island is a must-read – a fascinating history of architecture and family, intertwined.

Launching a new series on the memorable moments of 2017 in @mediapolisjrl with a post recapping the evolution of the journal over the year

New in @mediapolisjrl: our reviews editor @noelle_grif sits down with Pam Wojcik to talk about her new book, Fantasies of Neglect, and the figure of the urban child in American film and fiction.

From an @TheEconomist explainer on the closure of coffeeshops in Amsterdam: “A report by the Bonger Instituut, a criminology think-tank named after a professor at the University of Amsterdam, is blunt…” A double-double-entendre? Well-played.

New issue of @mediapolisjrl is rolling off the presses – starting with a fascinating look at the archives of the Echo Park Film Center by Nicholas Avedisian-Cohen.