Monthly Archives: January 2012

Digging Beneath the Surface (Essay #3)

This week, we will read and discuss Criminal: The Last of the Innocent (Brubaker & Phillips, 2011). This is the sixth installment in a series of crime-themed books authored by Brubaker and Phillips. At first glance, the book tells a familiar … Continue reading

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What the Hell is Irony?

Even though, to a foreigner, the events of September 11 might seem tragic but relatively inconsequential, the collapse of the two towers changed the world. Some of the changes were brief, others more permanent. It was clear, though, that we … Continue reading

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Reality TV and the Death of Irony

It has been said that irony died with the destruction of the World Trade Center.[1] The 90’s were a decade filled with an ironic undertone that defined pop culture and a culture of not taking things seriously. Shows such as … Continue reading

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Isn’t it Ironic?

The statement made by Graydon Carter, the editor of Vanity Fair, following the bombing attacks on the United States on 9/11, said, “I think it’s the end of the age of irony.” He argued that it was no longer funny … Continue reading

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Irony is Not Dead; It Was Only in a Comatose State

In the wake of the September 11 attacks, Graydon Carter, editor of Vanity Fair, declared that this attack is “the end of the age of irony.” The general public accepted Carter’s assertion at that time. After all, what loyal citizen … Continue reading

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Thriving Ironies

After the tragic events of September 11, 2001, the United States was shaken. Although, shaken and in disbelief, Americans remained strong. But these events would change everything, and it would definitely take time for everything to go back to what … Continue reading

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The end of the Age of Irony in America

Most people would like to think of irony in terms of its humorous context, however that definition died after the fatal events of September 11, 2001. A classic example of humorous irony would be Scott expressing his dislike of Nancy … Continue reading

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