Hisham Matar’s In the Country of Men: parts onetwothree, four, and five

Blogging the Caine Prize, 2011:

Ernest Hemingway in Theodore Roosevelt’s Africa
The genre of the African Child Soldier narrative
We Can Go On, Let’s Go On: The Twilight of V.S. Naipaul
The Pipes of Sembene Ousmane 
Jonathan Franzen and Unfinished Realism
The Language of Developmental Literature
Franco Moretti and the Chinese Novel
“What William Faulkner implies, Erskine Caldwell records”
Heart of Darkness
Hawthorne’s Letters
Vintage Orientalism
Seven Pillars of Wisdom, beginning at the end
Ahdaf Soueif’s In the Eye of the Sun, click to look inside
Amitav Ghosh, Margaret Atwood, and the Dan David Prize
Steinbeck and Submarines
Whitman and Martí: Soldiers of the Bridge
Walt Whitman’s House
The Aeneid on Facebook
Opening the Savage Detectives and Salvaging the Revolution
“9-11″ and Other Failures of Imagination
Johann Hari, V.S. Naipaul, and bigotry
Virginia Woolf in blackface
Picturing Faulkner
Kipling’s Swastika
Africa as Anti-Empire of Signs

One Hundred Years of Solitude:
Remembering to Forget

Teaching this novel again
Founding and Rape
Terror and Housepainting
7 Panels of One Hundred Years of Solitude
The Solitudes of Von Humboldt

Things Fall Apart:
Shell Games: Keziah Jones and Things Fall Apart
Things Fall Together; or, the different hats that Chinua Achebe wears
Things Fall Apart and the Ethnographic Novel Fallacy
Things Fall Apart: Unknown Knowns and the Research Seminar

The Cinema!

Get Him to the Greek
The famous Marshall McLuhan Scene in Annie Hall
The Pipes of Sembene Ousmane
Some Thoughts on Bridesmaids and the whole Bridesmaids thing
Toy Story 3 and the Long Recession
Generation Kill: Get Some
Generation Kill, part 2
Generation: Kill” and Pieces of Flair
The Valley of Elah is much, much better than The Hurt Locker

The Hurt Locker’s Addiction to Detachment, and Ours
Eat, Pray, Love
Sublimated Misogyny In the Loop
Avatar and the American Man-child
Avatar and American Imperialism
Policing The Wire
Inglourious Basterds and Prologue to that I.P. post, on Star Wars and WWII film
Red October: the hunt for a way to win the cold war without negotiating with terrorists
The Conversation about The Wire
Mad Men and Transactional Sex
The Worst Thing About Hell is Not Knowing You’re There (Mad Men)
House MD Anti-Procedural Procedural
Taking The Transporter Way Too Seriously
What A Western Isn’t

Star Wars
Running on Karma
Billy Wilder’s The Apartment is a Fine Film
Spockbama and George T. Bush
Remarking on Seinfeld’s Pony
The Breakfast Club
The Karate Kid
Capitalism, A Love Story
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
The Underdetermined Death of Uhuru
Mau Mau and Charlton Heston’s The Jungle
The Office, part 1: Does Jim Prefer? And Why Pam Does Not and The Office, part 2: Teaching Jim to Prefer and The Office, part 3: a Preference for Temporary Labor
Quantum of Solace and Guilt Flavored Ice Cream
The Abyss and Star Trek 4: With Friends Like These
Shirley Temple: No One Gets Out Clean
Aliens: Vermin, always Vermin
The Godfather‘s Epigrammatic Accumulation
Man on Wire and Burn After Reading
Capitalism Makes the World Go Rounders
Black Girl: What We Have Here is a Failure to Communicate
The Proposition
Spleen on Spleen: Why I think Altman’s The Long Goodbye is just teh suck
Nostalgia for the Real: Manoel de Oliveira and Viagem ao Princípio do Mundo 
Hancock and Arbitrary Violence
Adam-12 had a baby (and named it McNulty)

John Ford:
Braudel, Farmer’s Markets
CLR James Disrespects John Ford
Sergeant Rutledge
The Colonialist Western and Putting an End to Realism
Staging And Depth
John Ford Goes to Guantanamo
Dismembering and Remembering Mr. Lincoln
The Unspeakable Pleasure of Killing Arabs
The Movie of Shark Island

Freaks and Geeks