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Notes on “mongrel” (and “mutt” and “bastard”)

A number of people were offended by the use of the word “mongrel” in my Media Mix column of July 7, and just as many seem to be confused by it. The word has no pejorative shading to me, though … Continue reading

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Media Mix, July 7, 2013

Here’s this week’s Media Mix, which is about TV personality Rola. When the story of her father’s alleged crimes broke I noticed at least one person on Facebook question the Japanese media’s obsession with Rola’s mixed-blood heritage. For the record, … Continue reading

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