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09
Apr

The Media’s Biggest Myths

Media-driven myths aren’t harmless, says W. Joseph Campbell, author of Getting it Wrong: Ten of the Greatest Misreported Stories in American Journalism. Instead, he says, they glorify the news media and can …

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06
Apr

Starbucks, Changing its Image

Over the past couple of years, you may have noticed that there aren’t quite as many Starbucks around as there used to be. Hit by compound financial and identity crises, Starbucks closed …

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05
Apr

Speak Out on School Nutrition

Janet Poppendieck, author of Free for All, wrote a guest post last week on the Fed Up with Lunch blog, where blogger “Mrs. Q” chronicles her quest to eat a school lunch …

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02
Apr

Mark Twain at Play, and a Mark Twain Play

“Mark Twain at Play” Exhibition at the Bancroft Library Mark Twain was a hardworking and prolific writer, but how did he spend his time when the “bread-and-butter element” was put aside and …

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02
Apr

The Pursuit of Art and Happiness

When most people think about about government funding, the arts are probably not the first thing to come to mind. Arts funding is often shunted aside in favor of other priorities, and …

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30
Mar

Did he say it? A curious Murrow quote

What are media-driven myths? W. Joseph Campbell, author of Getting it Wrong, calls them the “junk food of journalism”—tempting but dubious tidbits that distort the facts and perpetuate erroneous information through news …

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22
Mar

Indigenous Archaeology and the Pueblo Revolt

The widely held, history-book narrative of Native peoples in America is one of conquest and devastation, of Indigenous cultures long ago wiped out by acculturation, violence and disease. Michael Wilcox, author of …

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15
Mar

Planting the Seeds of Healthy Eating

Tavis Smiley recently interviewed both Judith A. Carney, coauthor of In the Shadow of Slavery, and Janet Poppendieck, author of Free for All, on his Public Radio International show. Asked about the …

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09
Mar

Living in Limbo: Crisis and Mexican Immigration

On NPR’s Tell Me More last week, Tomás Jiménez, author of Replenished Ethnicity: Mexican Americans, Immigration, and Identity, spoke to Lynn Neary about whether recent drug-related violence in Mexico is changing immigration …

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