Entries Tagged as ‘orientalism’

15 December 2007

Fabulous Prayers

I was negotiating with a young bartender over the feasibility of obtaining Lily a green-tea martini (we are all Orientalists here) when she leaned over to me and said, I think that’s Reverend Billy.
Who? I gasped.
Him! Right there! We were whispering urgently now, two hunters in a blind or fine just two [...]

20 October 2007

Out Of All Those Kinds Of People You Got A Face With A View

He would walk around eating bananas! Hani was delighted.
Edward Said would? I was delighted, too.
He would walk around eating bananas at the Horton Williams on one fifteenth!
What is the Horton Williams?

The supermarket! It used to be called something else. The One Hundred and Fifteenth Street Deli. I was dubious of [...]

22 March 2007

Edward Said on the First Day of Spring

This story is about Young Max and “Arabian II,” a certain genre of music that may be familiar to those of you who are so cool you live at the bottom of the Gowanus Canal or that putrid stream in Greenpoint.
Indeed, it was atop the aforementioned canal–we were walking on the Union Tree Bridge, which [...]