Idealism Returns –Let’s Invite it to Stay

The Scene   |   Alexandra Gross  |   November 22, 2011, 4:00 pm

On a beautiful Saturday last month, I went down to San Francisco’s Ocean beach to join a thousand other people in spelling out “TAX THE 1%” with our bodies in the sand, while a helicopter flew overhead and took pictures. Several local news stations ran stories on the demonstration, and everyone who was involved was [...]

Postmodern Without Knowing It

The Scene  |  The Tribe   |   Alexandra Gross  |   April 12, 2011, 4:30 pm

Before taking Doug Powers’ class on Buddhism and Postmodernity, I had only a vague idea of what people meant by “postmodernism.” I knew it had something to do with deconstruction, theory, and meta-narratives—but I wasn’t entirely sure what all that was about either, and frankly I wasn’t particularly interested. I was pretty certain it was [...]