The Pitfalls of Facebook

Ernest Barteldes

Reading Vanessa Gregoriadis' recent detailed article about Facebook on New York magazine, I was reminded how powerful social networks have become of late, and the pitfalls that have come with this new form of - let's face it - overexposure. Last January, I was feeling a little frustrated by ...

On The Nature of Comments

Ernest Barteldes

When I started this blog a few weeks ago, I saw it as an opportunity to try out the whole blogosphere thing in a low-key kind of way - I had already contributed pieces for different publications around the country - mostly the Miami New Times and The Houston Press, ...

On Tianamen, 20 years later

Ernest Barteldes

It's been two decades since the Chinese government sent tanks to confront thousands of unarmed students who were protesting for more political liberty and democracy in their native country. It is interesting to notice that because so many countries do business with China, not one pushed for sanctions against its ...

New Articles published this week

Ernest Barteldes

Houston Press Interview with Vieux Farka Toure Dengue Fever's Sleepwalking Through the Mekong, reviewed Broward New Times The Israeli Dance Festival, previewed Beyond Race Magazine Scott Feiner's Pandeiro Jazz Live At Smoke, reviewed New York Press Lower East Side Arts show, reviewed

Blind Justice?

Ernest Barteldes

Visit for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy Recent MSNBC broadcast on the case Among all the bad news this week – beginning with the murder of Dr. George Tiller last Sunday, the tragedy of Air France flight 447 and the shooting of an off-duty African-American ...

On The Murder of Dr. George Tiller

Ernest Barteldes

It was with disgust that I learned about the murder of Dr. George Tiller last weekend in Wichita It made me remember of another slaying that happened here in New York about a decade ago,when Dr. Bernard Slepian was cowardly shot sniper-style by by a radical pro-life activist gone beserk. ...

Bossa Nova Discovery

Ernest Barteldes

“I just don't get it,” Karen said as she wondered about her musical tastes. “How can I be so hooked by Bossa Nova while still loving the music of George Michael?” The year was 1996. Karen and I were sitting at a beachfront restaurant in Fortaleza, a city in northeastern ...

Weekly Articles Digest

Ernest Barteldes

Hi all, With Memorial Day behind us (the weather was great in New York, but has since deteriorated), we start focusing on the summer activities – in the meantime, there is a lot of turmoil going on --- today, the New York Times did a feature on the battle over ...


Ernest Barteldes

It was a Tuesday night when my phone rang. It was my father, with whom I had not spoken for more than three years. When I heard his somber tone over the line, I knew exactly what it was. My grandfather had died. I couldn't say that he went too ...

Oh, those Allergies

Ernest Barteldes

As someone who suffers from seasonal allergies (avoiding medication as much as possible - everything makes me drowsy), I can't help but relate to this. Changes in the weather affect me a lot. Just recently, I had to excuse myself from a concert because I could not stop sneezing, and ...

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