One day in the nineties, my friend Hind, woke up and left her student house to go for a walk in Oxford. She threw on a sloppy sweater, pushed her hair into something like a do, and strolled up the Cowley Road towards the city centre. Some French schoolkids walked past her. One saw her, pointed, and tugged at her friend’s sleeve:

“Regarde! Le Grunge!”

Hind is Palestinian. Kurt Cobain was gunned down by the man. I think you can join the dots.