The Rhetoric of Space and Place

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That Was Easy

the Impact of Environment-Guns, Germs, Steel, and Strong Publics

In Chapter Eight of City of Rhetoric titled “Toward a New Sociopolitical Dialectic”, author David Fleming applies the background and exhibition discussed in depth in Part 2 revolving around proposals to address discriminatory public housing in Chicago, to his method of discussing rhetoric and public discourse. Fleming outlines the “urban renewal” theories presented earlier in the book…

Annotated Bibs #3 & #4

#3 Pierre-Louis, Kendra, and Kendra Pierre-Louis. “We Don’t Trust Drinking Fountains Anymore, and That’s Bad for Our Health.” The Washington Post, 2 July 2015. washingtonpost.com, https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/we-dont-trust-drinking-fountains-anymore-and-thats-bad-for-our-health/2015/07/02/24eca9bc-15f0-11e5-9ddc-e3353542100c_story.html?utm_term=.a3035b9a235d. In her op-ed article titled, We Don’t Trust Drinking Fountains Anymore, And That’s Bad For Our Health, published in the Washington Post 2 July 2015, Kendra Pierre Louis decries growing…

Thomas Circle and the 2009 Downtown D.C. Business Improvement District Brief

        In her Yale Law Journal publication Architectural Exclusion: Discrimination and Segregation Through Physical Design of the Built Environment, Sarah Schindler argues that people too often disregard the impact of architectural design as a deliberate regulation of human action. In my paper I will use Schindler’s model to explore how the built…

“Fail Again. Fail Better.’

In Worstward Ho!, Samuel Beckett writes the following: “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” For a man such as Beckett, who speaks and writes in both English and French fluently, the word choice in this sentence seems remarkable simple. While first impressions may lead one to believe that the writing…

Is It Time For Your Tears?

    Nobel Prize winning Singer Bob Dylan released his “The Times Are A-Changin’” album in 1964. It stands by far my favorite of his works due to its powerful social commentary. In light of recent events, particularly the saga surrounding President Trumps new immigration orders, I have rediscovered this album.Track 9-“The Lonesome death of Hattie Carroll” The…

Annotated Bibliography

Below are two annotated bibliographies from my preliminary research on the Vista Hotel and the Thomas Circle area: Washingtonpost.com: Barry Arrested on Cocaine Charges in Undercover FBI, Police Operation. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/local/longterm/tours/scandal/barry.htm. Accessed 19 Feb. 2017. In this Washington Post publication from Jan. 19, 1990, Sharon LaFraniere outlines the stunning arrest of D.C. Mayor Marion Barry. LaFraniere’s…

Here Stand Two Churches

The National City Christian Church (Front Left) and the Luther Place Memorial Church both stand adjacent to the old Vista Hotel. Certainly they must have lived through the worst of the crack epidemic. This motif of religion playing as an overseer of the streets was heavy handed in S Street Rising. What does it say…