Based in Sydney, Australia, Foundry is a blog by Rebecca Thao. Her posts explore modern architecture through photos and quotes by influential architects, engineers, and artists.


To the Editor:

I chortled, more chuckled when I read Jim Riviello’s letter (Swarthmorean, June 21).  I thought: “Whoa, that is some fine ironic writing. We all know that no Swarthmore residents including the June 21 letter writer could, in actuality, possibly support a racist and misogynist President.” 

Renowned Canadian literary theorist Northrop Frye describes one form of the ironic:  “A mode…in which the characters exhibit a power of action inferior to the one assumed to be normal in the reader or audience…”

I suggest that more Swarthmoreans take irony supplements while voting Trump out of office.

Allan Irving

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A hidden gem retires from SRA

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