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01
Dec

Sierra Alpine Wildflowers

Long after the summer grasses of California turn golden in the valleys and foothills, spring is in full bloom in the High Sierra. Here on the highest peaks above 10,000 feet, flowers …

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01
Dec

Sand

Michael Welland is a geologist who has worked around the world in the energy industry. He is a fellow of the Geological Societies of America and London and the Royal Society for …

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26
Nov

Kitchens: The Culture of Restaurant Work

Gary Alan Fine is John Evans Professor of Sociology at Northwestern University. Fine’s latest edition of Kitchens: The Culture of Restaurant Work was released this month by UC Press. For additional thoughts …

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17
Nov

Jack London and The Big Read

Literature has the power to impart valuable wisdom—but if no one reads it, the insights never see the light. According to a 2004 report from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), …

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29
Oct

“Wall Street Inferno” by Sousândrade

One of the most extraordinary poems included in Jerome Rothenberg and Jeffrey C. Robinson’s forthcoming magisterial Poems for the Millennium, Volume 3: The University of California Book of Romantic and Postromantic Poetry …

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