Pick on of the following odes to work with on Monday and send me an email with which one you want to do by Sunday Night (Jboyar@clarku.edu)
Lindsay Lohan moves through the Chateau Marmont as if she owns the place, but in a debtor-prison kind of way. She’ll soon owe the hotel $46,000. Heads turn subtly as she slinks toward a table to meet a young producer and an old director. The actress’s mother, Dina Lohan, sits at the next table. Mom sweeps blond hair behind her ear and tries to eavesdrop. A few tables away, a distinguished-looking middle-aged man patiently waits for the actress. He has a stack of presents for her.
Driving home during the holidays, I found myself trapped in the permanent traffic jam on I-95 near Bridgeport, Conn. In the back seat, my son was screaming. All around, drivers had the menaced, lifeless expressions that people get when they see cars lined up to the horizon. It was enough to make me wish for congestion pricing — a tax paid by drivers to enter crowded areas at peak times. After all, it costs drivers about $16 to enter central London during working hours. A few years ago, it nearly caught on in New York. And on that drive home, I would have happily paid whatever it cost to persuade some other drivers that it wasn’t worth it for them to be on the road.
Pick one of the stories from this page of WNYC radio rookies and listen to it with your partner. As you listen (or after) discuss with your partner what you can write down on your Audio Story Examiner.
Please finishing listening to episode 6 for class on Tuesday.
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If you missed class today make sure you get me your homework (the questions on “The Seafarer”) for Monday.
Also, please read up to line 205 of Beowulf: Beowulf beginning
Sometimes things don’t go according to plan. For this weekend, instead of answering the question from class just read chapters 2 and 3 of God Loves, Man Kills. If you read “Sinners at the Hands of an Angry God” already, then that’ll save you some work for next week. If you haven’t read it, you’ll read it next week. Sorry for the confusion but it’ll make Monday a lot easier for all of us.