Author Archives: T Anderson

About T Anderson

I am a graduate of Amherst College. I taught for a year in Harlem and now teach in Brooklyn.

Rhymes and Couplets in the Poetry of Wallace Stevens and Alexander Pope

When editing T.S. Eliot’s poem “The Waste Land,” Ezra Pound expresses his distaste for the original introduction to “The Fire Sermon” by crossing out Eliot’s rhyming couplets and writing a cryptic note in the margins: “Too loose… rhyme drags it … Continue reading

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An Anecdote about Professionalism in NY’s Public Schools

When I was first accepted into the NYC Teaching Fellows in 2010, I received a near-constant stream of emails and documents preparing me for my new career as a public school teacher in the city.  Among them were repeated entreaties … Continue reading

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A highly professional fan-made video for Boards of Canada’s ROYGBIV

This is the only video posted on Youtube from this fan of Boards of Canada.  The music video is so well done that I felt I had to post it here.  It appears that this individual found some footage of … Continue reading

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Bridges and Barriers between Chinese and English: Maxine Hong Kingston’s use of (Foreign?) Language in China Men

Not knowing your people’s language, in the harshest consequence, meant excommunication from God.  “Language is much like a body limb,” his grandfather had said.  “A physical facet that speaks for the soul, the all-important shadow in its privileged journey.”  Any … Continue reading

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Heavy Rain – Review

Movie viewers will be disappointed.  Video Gamers will feel let down. I don’t care. Heavy Rain is an incredible piece of digital entertainment. It may not stand so strong when compared in terms of mystery writing, to action films, or even … Continue reading

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Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Mikado” – Playing “with a twisted cue and elliptical billiard balls?”

From the moment one lays eyes on the actors and introductory scene of The Mikado, its absurdity leaps out on stage and declares itself outright.  English actors, garbed in traditional Japanese clothing, dance on stage with regal gestures and sing … Continue reading

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Tokyo Drift or Tokyo Drifter?

I have a theory that there are only two kinds of people in the world:  people who have theories about how many kinds of people there are in the world, and people who don’t.  Aside from that theory, I have … Continue reading

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