". . . But the past does not exist independently from the present. Indeed, the past is only past because there is a present, just as I can point to something over there only because I am here. But nothing is inherently over there or here. In that sense, the past has no content. The past -- or more accurately, pastness -- is a position. Thus, in no way can we identify the past as past." p. 15

". . . But we may want to keep in mind that deeds and words are not as distinguishable as often we presume. History does not belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it into their own hands." p. 153

Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (1995) by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Friday, April 15, 2011

HBO *Treme* - season 2

This is the promo. The poem is written and recited by the son of one of our best New Orleans's friends, who is in the Tulane English dept.

It makes me shiver in a way that nothing else coming up on tv does, not even on HBO. Game of Thrones is nothing compared to this, even though HBO's thrown all its promo $$$$$$$ into GOT.

Treme's comin' babeee -- April 24th!


T. Clear said...

I might have to get HBO for a short time so I won't miss this.

Foxessa said...

It would be worth it.

Plus, you get Game of Thrones also, which premieres tonight.

So it's GoT at 9 and Treme at 10!

But wow, is HBO putting all its promo oxygen into GoT -- they're even broadcasting the first two episodes free to anyone with cable, without HBO, tonight and next weekend.

Love, C.