Monthly Archives: July 2014

Indonesian Press Still Has a Lot to Learn

It’s over now but its consequences may last more than we can fathom. The last presidential election proved to be the most destructive phase we have ever undergone ‎in the election history of the republic and also in the history … Continue reading

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Menelusuri Riwayat Iowa, Ibukota Sastra Dunia (3)

Sebelumnya: “Menelusuri Riwayat Iowa, Ibukota Sastra Dunia (1)” “Menelusuri Riwayat Iowa, Ibukota Sastra Dunia (2)” Schramm yang berbakat ini lebih tertarik dengan komunikasi massa yang saat itu masih dibutuhkan pemerintah AS yang terlibat dalam hiruk pikuk Perang Dunia II. Paul … Continue reading

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Idul Fitri and The Frustration of an Introvert

Our fictitious superhuman Superman has kryptonite, and introverts have their own kryptonite as well: huge crowd, unfriendly jokes, inquisitive and annoying half-strangers having distant blood ties and plenty supply of awkward conversations coming afterwards. And all these things are summed … Continue reading

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Cipularang, Keindahan di Jalur Selatan

‎Tahun ini berkat bermasalahnya jembatan Comal di Pemalang, Jawa Tengah, saya berhasil menemukan keelokan pemandangan yang sama sekali baru. Saya tidak mau bersumpah serapah atau stres hanya karena jembatan itu tidak bisa dilalui. Inilah mungkin salah satu cara menjadi fleksibel … Continue reading

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Menelusuri Riwayat Iowa, Ibukota Sastra Dunia (2)

Sebelumnya: “Menelusuri Riwayat Iowa, Ibukota Sastra Dunia (1)” Kepenulisan Kreatif sebagai Disiplin Ilmu Akademis Carl Seashore, seorang psikolog yang tertarik dengan pengukuran bakat musik dan skolastik, mengepalai Graduate College (semacam Program Master/ S2) saat 1922 Iowa menjadi kampus besar pertama … Continue reading

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Menelusuri Riwayat Iowa, Ibukota Sastra Dunia (1)

Midwest, bagian barat tengah negeri Paman Sam, di telinga saya lebih lekat dengan cerita-cerita koboi dan para penjelajah yang berani dan penuh semangat petualangan. Midwest yang terletak di tengah-tengah daratan Amerika Utara terdiri dari 12 negara bagian yakni Illinois, Indiana, … Continue reading

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Panduan Hootsuite untuk Pemula

Bagi Anda yang ingin mempelajari bagaimana menggunakan platform manajemen akun jejaring sosial Hootsuite secara praktis dan efisien serta GRATIS, video tutorial ini tepat untuk memberikan sekilas gambaran mengenai caranya. Dikemas dalam bahasa yang lugas, simpel dan mudah dipahami, Anda akan … Continue reading

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Once Upon an Afternoon in Monas

So I happened to be at the ‘epicentrum’ of another political drama that Friday afternoon. One of the presidential election candidates who was declared lost didn’t seem to give up. And they filed a legal suit against KPU and the … Continue reading

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Must an Aspiring Writer Take Paid Writing Courses and Have a Writing Mentor?

‎I am an aspiring writer myself and I once heard some award-winning authors in Indonesia like Ayu Utami opened a public writing courses or classes. This is not only as part of a writer’s credential or “license to write” to … Continue reading

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Diving into the World of Motions

‎Moving is the essence of life and by motions, we can identify whether someone is still alive or dying or simply dead. In the world of dancing, you’ll have to see plenty of motions, coming up and down, moving left … Continue reading

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Sinclair Lewis Declined Pulitzer

Originally posted on A Guy's Moleskine Notebook:
I mentioned Sinclair Lewis declined the Pulitzer Prize. In 1926, on discovering that his novel, Arrowsmith, had been awarded what was then called the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel, author Sinclair Lewis…

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Pilpres Bikin Stres

Karena pilpres, kita bisa dapat libur sehari dan pulang pagi. Enak ya? Tetapi itu kalau cuma dipandang dari kebebasan untuk tidak bekerja seperti biasa. Dalam kenyataannya pekerjaan malah menumpuk. Helikopter beterbangan di atas langit sore. Para karyawan berhamburan pulang lebih … Continue reading

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