When Elvis Died Podcast: Quentin’s Quick History of Christmas

Posted on Thu 23 December 2010 in Dispatches • Tagged with anthropology, christmas, culture, friends, history, sociology • 1 min read

My friend, Quentin Lewis has put together a fun examination of of how Christmas has been celebrated in the western world – with particular emphasis on how it has been celebrated in the United States and England – over the last few centuries. The podcast intersperses traditional music dating back to feudal …


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Christmas in Detention

Posted on Sun 23 December 2007 in Dispatches • Tagged with friends, immigration, law, politics • 1 min read

My friend Christina, who works in immigration law, has penned this powerful post regarding how immigrants in detention will be spending their holiday season. I’m not the only one linking to this or quoting the same passage, but it’s such a powerful image:

One of the detention centers …


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