1) Read the Rick Bragg material below, and give a quick response;
2) Read Mark Kramer’s advice to students on pages 2 & 3 of the packet from Wednesday, and post (at least) one question for him on the Google document I’ve shared with you entitled “Kramer.Questions.” (Here's a link, and you'll only be able to access it through your school Google account.)
3) Read the introduction to The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup: My Encounters With Extraordinary People by Susan Orlean. There’s no writing to be done here, but be ready to discuss. We’ll be reading from the book in class on Monday.
Rick Bragg material:
a) First, read "An Oyster and a Way of Life, Both at Risk" by Bragg, published in the New York Times on June 15, 2002. Read the whole story, including the editor's note.
b) Then, read this piece by Howard Kurtz, published in the Washington Post on May 29, 2003.
c) Was what Bragg did that big of a deal? Does it change the way you read his work? Respond to the readings and those questions in a comment to this post. You should feel free to either to make your own comment or to reply to some comment by your peers.