Tuesday, April 26, 2011

What happens in a folklore class?

This semester I'm teaching Latin American Folklore.  I have a great group of students, all who have joined into the multiple activities I require when taking an upper division folklore course.  A few weeks ago we visited an authentic Salvadoran restaurant, yesterday we hosted a baile folklorico, in this case a Bolivian folk dance troupe, Alma Boliviana.  Below are a few photos taken by Rebecca Martin, a student in the class.

Monday, April 18, 2011

News from the Pike: Holiday edition

There were two notable news items from the Columbia Pike.  I'll start with the most mundane.  Columbia Pike is going to have a new Taquería Poblano at the corner of Columbia Pike and South Adams Street.  I've eaten at the Del Ray restaurant, and I look forward to visiting the new location.

It was also reported that a Flash Mob convened inside the Bank of American on the Pike.  The demonstrators were with Tenants and Workers United as part of a national tax day protest. It's not that TWU opposes taxes, but the fact that B of A paid no taxes last year.  Some 50 people participated in the protest.  No one was arrested.