Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Surfing- two good reads on the web

Radical Sheik

Once upon a time it was cool for rich hippie kids to sport a T-Shirt of Che Guevara. Later, the Black Panthers became a cause celebre- and of course, it's not uncommon to find T-Shirts celebrating cop killing gangstas or Al Pacino's vicious character in Scarface.

Now, a new mantle of cool seems to be slipping into American Pop culture from the Middle East. Check out this entry: "It's becoming cool to be Arab-American"

Rich Views

"If a place is truly beautiful, you can't afford to be there." The author of Nickel and Dimed discusses another crime of the super rich...This Land is Their Land.

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