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Video: Martín Espada reads “Imagine the Angels of Bread”

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. As a poet, essayist, translator, editor, and attorney, Martín Espada has dedicated much of his career to the pursuit of social justice, including fighting for Latino rights and reclaiming the historical record. Espada’s critically…

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She Thinks of Dark Matter Unfolding

Various Black Ballpoint Pens and Paper

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The Universe is a Messy Place to Play . . .

“The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum morbid phenomena of the most varied kind come to pass.” Prison Notebooks, Antonio Gramsci Art by and Photo credit: … Continue reading

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Video: Adrienne Rich reads “What Kind of Times Are These?”

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. Adrienne Rich reads her poem “What Kind of Times Are These.” Filmed at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival. Adrienne Cecile Rich (1929 – 2012) was an American poet and essayist who was an…

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Women Will Always Be Rising: A Force Like the Sun, Unstoppable.

Sofonisba Anguissola (1535-1625) was a fortunate young Italian woman in that her enlightened father endeavored to educate all seven children – including the girls – in the best humanistic tradition. Although several of her sisters also painted, it quickly became clear … Continue reading

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Education Does not Prepare You for Life: Life is Your Education.

There is only one way to read, which is to browse in libraries and bookshops, picking up books that attract you, reading only those, dropping them when they bore you, skipping the parts that drag — and never, never reading … Continue reading

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A Balanced View into a New Year.

A New Year’s Perspective: John Steinbeck on Good and Evil, the Necessary Contradictions of the Human Nature, and Our Grounds for Lucid Hope By Maria Popova Speaking of the happy new year, I wonder if any year ever had less … Continue reading

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