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Robert Capa (1913-1954)

Today is the 100th anniversary of Robert Capa’s birth (1913-1954). He was a war photographer, killed in Vietnam (embedded with French troops) after stepping on a land mine. Born in Budapest to Jewish parents, he lived in Berlin, Paris, and … Continue reading

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Truth

In the first part of the year my students and I discuss what truth is, how we can navigate through the flood of rhetoric and persuasion we are exposed to every day. We read the diary entries of the British … Continue reading

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Well, so much for truth

Today I was looking at the back of my studio door where a package of Cuffettes hangs. These are plastic sleeves that were created for women to wear to keep their sleeves or lower arms clean while working. The plastic … Continue reading

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Stop Killing. Stop Violence. Stop Love.

Communication is always interpreted from the particular and unique perspective of the viewer/ receiver. If the beige car had not pulled in behind the white limo, I might never have thought to “Stop Love” as well. Even without intention, there … Continue reading

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Who’s buried in Grant’s Tomb?

Right around the corner from the dorm we are staying in is Grant’s Tomb. I don’t know why I always thought it was in Ohio. I found it rather randomly, just wandering down Riverside Drive. It’s actually quite ironic in … Continue reading

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Miracles happen

We just finished reading All Quiet on the Western Front. In our last discussion of the book, my afternoon class spent nearly 45 minutes talking about the last page and a half of the novel. OK, this may not be … Continue reading

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Rachel Maddow: State Politics Go Nuclear

This is Maddow’s broadcast from March 10, 2011, which is about the wider ideological agenda that is demonstrated by the stripping of public workers’ collective bargaining rights in Wisconsin and threatened elsewhere. We must stay engaged and actively work to … Continue reading

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Cult of Silence

I was in a K-12 school and observed a single file line of kindergardeners walking down the hall behind a young blonde-haired teacher. The first few kids, as they were walking, started to fall to their knees and then slide. … Continue reading

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Lillian Gish and Lady Gaga

We’re halfway through watching D.W. Griffith’s 1915 Birth of a Nation. Not an easy movie to watch—filled with racism and revisionist history. We have been immersed in the intricacies of Reconstruction and it seemed a perfect way to discuss how the … Continue reading

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Utterly human

Last night we saw Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women (his third Pullitzer) at Court Theater. It is a powerful and poignant play, with three riveting actresses (Mary Beth Fisher, Lois Markle, and Maura Kidwell), simply and creatively directed by Charlie … Continue reading

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