Category Archives: Culture

I’ve Moved!

The bad: I will no longer be updating this blog. The good: My writing and illustration are finally under one roof. The best: And…you can still read my blog. Visit me: www.annakhachiyan.com Follow me: @annakhachiyan See you in hell!

I’ve Moved!

The bad: I will no longer be updating this blog. The good: My writing and illustration are finally under one roof. The best: And…you can still read my blog. Visit me: www.annakhachiyan.com Follow me: @annakhachiyan See you in hell!

A Theory of Twerk

When it comes to race relations in America, the lines are increasingly blurred.  It’s been nearly a week and people are still talking about Miley Cyrus. Her performance last Sunday at the 2013 VMAs raised as many questions as it

A Theory of Twerk

When it comes to race relations in America, the lines are increasingly blurred.  It’s been nearly a week and people are still talking about Miley Cyrus. Her performance last Sunday at the 2013 VMAs raised as many questions as it

The Farce of Dzhokhar’s Face

Reddit today is abuzz with courtroom sketches taken at Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s indictment, where he was charged with 30 counts of using a weapon of mass destruction (and plead not guilty to all of them). If that isn’t performance art, then

The Farce of Dzhokhar’s Face

Reddit today is abuzz with courtroom sketches taken at Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s indictment, where he was charged with 30 counts of using a weapon of mass destruction (and plead not guilty to all of them). If that isn’t performance art, then

On Boston and the Caucasus

The events in Boston have been weighing on me to the point that it feels dirty and cheap and like a betrayal to Instagram or brunch or online shop or do any of the things we usually do to take

On Boston and the Caucasus

The events in Boston have been weighing on me to the point that it feels dirty and cheap and like a betrayal to Instagram or brunch or online shop or do any of the things we usually do to take

The N-word Apologia Continues

“That’s the ultimate race, poor people.” —Adam Carolla The Daily Mail this week takes a stab at making sense of the whole Lisa Lampanelli/Lena Dunham n-word scandal by reprinting a Twitter exchange between Dunham and XOJane blogger Shayla Pierce, who wrote an article about why

The N-word Apologia Continues

“That’s the ultimate race, poor people.” —Adam Carolla The Daily Mail this week takes a stab at making sense of the whole Lisa Lampanelli/Lena Dunham n-word scandal by reprinting a Twitter exchange between Dunham and XOJane blogger Shayla Pierce, who wrote an article about why

Bigger Fish to Fry: An Unsolicited, All-Purpose Rant

It gets hard dealing with fools on the daily. Of course, this observation is tempered by the fact that these are twentysomething fools and not, say, 30- or 40-year-olds (God knows there are plenty of those too). You could protest

Bigger Fish to Fry: An Unsolicited, All-Purpose Rant

It gets hard dealing with fools on the daily. Of course, this observation is tempered by the fact that these are twentysomething fools and not, say, 30- or 40-year-olds (God knows there are plenty of those too). You could protest

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Baggage

Education makes the wise slightly wiser, but it makes the fool vastly more dangerous. — Nassim Nicholas Taleb As much as I’d like to retire from my non-career to breed like the termite queen I was destined to be, with my insolvency

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Baggage

Education makes the wise slightly wiser, but it makes the fool vastly more dangerous. — Nassim Nicholas Taleb As much as I’d like to retire from my non-career to breed like the termite queen I was destined to be, with my insolvency