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23
Nov

American as Anxiety and Ambivalence

Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, a professor of globalization and education at NYU and editor of three UC Press anthologies, Globalization, Learning in the Global Era, and Latinos, was invited to speak at a special …

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16
Nov

A Menu for the Ages

If you had to compose a meal using only one ingredient, what would you choose? If you want your menu to stand the test of time, corn’s not a bad idea. William …

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02
Nov

A San Francisco Visionary

Utne Reader has named Rebecca Solnit one of its 25 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World, praising Solnit for telling a different story than the one told by mainstream media in the …

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29
Oct

The Truth About Halloween 1938

Halloween conjures up memories of one of the spookiest events in broadcast history: Orson Welles’ radio dramatization of the War of the Worlds, which aired on Halloween eve in 1938. “No single …

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20
Oct

Mark Twain On Top at Amazon

The Autobiography of Mark Twain rose to the top of Amazon’s bestsellers list last weekend, and hit #3 on barnesandnoble.com, prompting responses around the web from bloggers who feel Twain is very …

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