User:Mdiamante

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Last update: April 10, 2011.

"Mdiamante" is the Wikipedia username for Matthew Diamante, a San Franciscan who holds a B.A. in History from Tufts University.


PUBLISHED WORKS

The arts section of the San Francisco Chronicle printed letters of Matthew's in 2000, 2007 and 2010; the Boston Globe printed a letter on December 3, 2007. These and other published works of his include:


2010

  • In this May 25 letter to the Chronicle, Matthew bemoans the failure of Repair California's effort to call a state constitutional convention, and reprimands all three gubernatorial candidates for their uniform failures to engage with this vital and urgent matter. [1]


2008

  • In the wake of the fall elections' Democratic gains, Matthew argued that Congress should impeach and convict Bush and Cheney in the December 1 Tufts Daily. [2]
  • In November 2008, Matthew directed the Tufts 3Ps Workshop production Sherlock Holmes: Baker Street Adventures, his own adaptation of two of Arthur Conan Doyle's short stories; the Daily profiled it on November 7. [3]
  • Matthew wrote a September 15 letter to the Daily assailing two right-wing op eds; an unedited version is available here.[4]
  • Before Obama clinched the nomination, Matthew touted former Vice President Gore as a possible compromise tiebreaker in a February 12 letter to the Daily. [5]


2007

  • More than seven years after first trumpeting Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials books in the San Francisco Chronicle, Matthew did so again on December 28, 2007. [6] Excised from the printed letter was a reference to the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano and a characterization of C.S. Lewis' Aslan as a "Christ-on-steroids" figure. The unedited submission can be read here.
  • Matthew commented on a piece by Donna Freitas, Professor of Religion at Boston University, concerning theology in the book and film The Golden Compass in the December 3, 2007 Boston Globe. [7]
  • Granted, a YouTube video hardly qualifies as "publishing", but this very short piece from the fall of 2004 (uploaded October 3) may nevertheless amuse: [8]
  • Film critic Roger Ebert responded to a question of Matthew's in his September 20 Answer Man column. [9]
  • Matthew phoned in to the KQED radio program Forum with Michael Krasny on August 24; the subject was a right-wing attempt to redirect half of California's Electoral College votes. Matthew's call appears at 41:49. [10]
  • Matthew was credited in the May 20, 2007 Commencement issue of the Daily as the director of that April's one-act play Hidden in this Picture; the show was written by The West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin. [11]
  • Matthew contributed an editorial on progressive values in popular culture to the March 2007 inaugural issue of Tufts Democrats magazine The Forum. It can be found on page 16 of this .pdf file; or read (sans typos) here.
  • A March 9 letter to the Daily concerning a fellow Jumbo's too-loosely worded assertion that "Roosevelt allowed Hitler to gain power and systematically murder over 11 million people." [12]
  • President 43 meets Agent 007 in a February 22 Daily editorial. [13]
  • Matthew was quoted in a January 22 Daily News story on the state of political expression amongst today's collegiates. [14]


2006

  • Yet another Daily editorial, this time accusing President and Governors Bush of complicity in "a conspiracy of Constitutional negligence" with regard to voting rights. Published December 6. [15]
  • A letter to the Daily concerning corporate infotainment and military service. Published November 8. [16]
  • A Daily editorial excoriating the Republican Congress and stressing the importance of the 2006 midterm elections. Published October 26. [17]
  • A letter to the Daily critiquing a fluff piece on a right-wing speaker. Published September 29. [19]
  • A Daily editorial praising the seven-year run of The West Wing, and asking "what's next?" for left-wing entertainment. Published May 1. [20]


2005

  • The Tufts Daily ran a profile of Matthew on November 28. Though not the most accurate piece, it's an amusing read: [21]
  • A year and a half or so after it was written, Matthew's biographical profile of a Putney School teacher appeared in the Spring 2005 Putney Post: [22]


2000


WIKIPEDIA CONTRIBUTIONS

Some Wikipedia articles I've created:

  • "Spanish Ladies": One of, if not the, greatest sea shanties ever known to old salts.


MISCELLANEOUS THINGS I LIKE

Wikiality

  • An archived version of the Wikipedia article "Earth": [25]
  • An archived version of the Wikipedia article "United States" labeling the nation a "federal empire." Funny. [26]
  • Uncyclopedia: Wow. Just wow. (Painfully hip Wiki assesment here)
  • A list of actors who have played a President of the United States. What? No John Tyler?!

Blogs