Decay of the State

What are borders? Walls of the state? Boundaries of the government? We talk a lot about borders these days, about boundaries of the state. I just finished reading Obasan. I’ve gritted my teeth through two university classes which covered the residential schools with more depth than I could stomach, but I tried. I used to…

Peer Review 2

I once again have the pleasure of reviewing the ever elegant Anne Lauren Co webpage. Olivia has continued to work through the PUB 201 course with eloquence; her process posts are insightful and showcase genuine consideration for her professional image, while her blog story captures the moving family narrative behind her jewelry business. The content is…

Shakespeare Gets Last Laugh

“I was stoned out of my mind for that entire century, that’s really what they should be talking about,” said the world renowned English poet and playwright when he discovered that scholars and literature geeks everywhere continue to obsess over the finer details of his work. “It’s like finding out you have a cult following…

201 Process Post #6

Give the people what they want! And the truth of the matter, is that people don’t really want me. I mean, I don’t blame them, I’m just some nobody who’s written a few joke articles- hardly worth their precious time. But, there are a lot of people who say things with far more eloquence and…

201 Process Post #5

Wanna hear a story? Well I guess I’ve put all my eggs in the “power of humor” basket. This is the era of what-are-you-selling and am-I-looking-to-buy before we trade first names. Maybe I’m young, maybe it’s always been this way. I’m doubting that. Authors pine for credible back cover blurbs, while big fish companies are…

Always Keep Your Promises

When Donnie’s wife and children left to visit some distant relatives earlier this week, she asked if he could do a few things while she was gone. Could he keep an eye on the dog, and the cat? Water the plants? Donnie thought these were pretty reasonable requests. He nodded vigorously, swore with his hand over…

Designers Among Those Most Afraid of Trump Whiteout

“We haven’t been on the verge of something this unfashionable since the cold war. Remember all that red? My god. Talk about agressssssive.” Designers, artists, and color experts across the United States marched today in an effort to bring awareness to the extent of which the country is on the verge of aesthetic doom. With…

We Need To Tell More Alternative Facts

Here at The Dirt Mouth, we believe in telling the truth. We believe in cutting through the abyss of majority-driven garbage that is the world of news, and we aim to provide our millions of readers with an outlook they can trust, and information they can use. That’s why today, we’re here to tell you…

The Ripple Effect

Let’s go back to 1953. It’s been a few years since the Palestinian war, and a decade since Lebanon achieved independence from French colonial powers. There is tension. There is unrest. And of course, there are refugees. In 1948, Lebanon became home to thousands of Palestinian refugees, and since then, political decisions made by those…