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More Than Ever

Today I attended a fund-raising luncheon for La Casa Norte, an organization dedicated to supporting youth and families who are homeless in Chicago. According to the program booklet produced for the luncheon, “Today La Casa Norte’s programs include emergency, transitional … Continue reading

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Doris Salcedo

We saw an incredible exhibit today at the MCA in Chicago—Doris Salcedo, a sculptor from Bogota Colombia, whose work layers discarded, dismembered, and broken products and materials and recombines these objects signifying lost humanity. The once fully functional objects she … Continue reading

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Bodies of Memory

Last night, we saw Bodies of Memory, a performance piece created by a friend of ours, Ginny Sykes. Using dance, film, original and published music (live and recorded), and photographs projected onto a large screen, Bodies of Memory explores how … Continue reading

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Dear General Shinseki

We have finished reading All Quiet on the Western Front and our last conversation in class about the book became a passionate discussion about how war seems to be such an absurd way of settling conflicts, especially in light of … Continue reading

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