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Sidelines



  • Angels
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    Angels

    The 16-year-old girl came to warn that there are citizens in the world who are never heard: the unborn.

  • As if
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    As if

    Identity: a fiction. A fiction shaped from without. People increasingly forget this.

  • Home
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    Home

    No one asks why Malin Kundang went home.

  • Heroes Cemeteries
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    Heroes Cemeteries

    My father was not buried in a Heroes Cemetery. My mother and we, the children, did not mind.

  • Detectives
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    Detectives

    A detective is not someone who gets divine revelation.

  • The Stone
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    The Stone

    We are Sisyphus, a friend said. His face was weary.

  • Speech
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    Speech

    Humans speak, with all the risks that involves. I often think about this on October 28.

  • Warfare
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    Warfare

    Warfare has its own attraction. The ‘military’ are not always a group of stiff faces. And not only as on Army Day when the Indonesian Air Force gave an acrobatic display and about a thousand soldiers danced the Gemu Famire. There is also an imagining of attraction in the field of killing.

  • Fidai
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    Fidai

    On October 14, 1092, a murderer disguised as an old Sufi stabbed to death the vizier of Baghdad, Nizam-ul-Muluk.

  • Shock
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    Shock

    We need shock once in a while.

  • Politicians
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    Politicians

    A bus rolled into a ravine near an isolated village. All the passengers were killed. The locals came to help. A few hours later they managed to carry the bodies one by one to be laid out at the local hall. They recognized the faces of those bodies: three members of parliament, and two party figures.

  • Bleak
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    Bleak

    From inside his ceramic barrel, Diogenes viewed politics and people bleakly. He saw 4th century BCE Athens as place of greed and hypocrisy.

  • Mandrake
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    Mandrake

    IT turns out that Machivelli—famous for his theory about power—also wrote comedy.

  • The Author
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    The Author

    On August 15, 1876, the French poet Arthur Rimbaud disappeared between Semarang and Salatiga in Central Java.

  • Capital Cities
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    Capital Cities

    Capital Cities say many things. They are metonyms.

  • Flash Mobs
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    Flash Mobs

    Cities need carnivals, not just political parades.

  • Welts
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    Welts

    Toni Morrison died on August 5, 2019 in New York

  • Metaphor
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    Metaphor

    Her nose is like a clove of garlic, her cheeks like halved mangoes, her chin like a hanging swarm of bees…

  • Water
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    Water

    “Be Water!”

  • Selfies
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    Selfies

    These days we live with drones and selfies. We love them both. We are lightly tripping into a new era—let’s call it the hyper-ocular era—when the visual sense is moving at a great pace, spreading, deepening, to the left, to the right, manyfold.

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