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Video: “Strange Fruit” sung by Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Fagan; April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Nicknamed “Lady Day” by her friend and musical partner Lester Young, Holiday … Continue reading

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Sarah Browning: Petworth, Early Evening

. A man is stabbing women in my neighborhood. Most poor people in my city are Black . and because of the warnings of 400 years I assume the man … Continue reading

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Adrian Blevins: Portrait of my X

I met him nearly twenty years ago in an early morning college yard and in all this time he has changed very little. Nothing about being alive exasperates me more … Continue reading

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Video: A Virtual Tour through Ancient Rome in 320 C.E.

In this virtual tour, we discover ancient Rome, guided by renowned “virtual archaeologist” and overseer of the Rome Reborn project Dr. Bernard Frischer, professor emeritus at the University of Virginia. … Continue reading

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Naomi Shihab Nye: Different Ways to Pray

There was the method of kneeling, a fine method, if you lived in a country where stones were smooth. The women dreamed wistfully of bleached courtyards, hidden corners where knee … Continue reading

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Paul Christensen: Disunited States

The recent invitation John Boehner extended to Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress was an unprecedented sign of disharmony between Republicans and Democrats. Usually, heads of state … Continue reading

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Video: Everlast — White Trash Beautiful

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Doug Anderson: You in the Mercedes

You in the Mercedes with a phone clamped to your ear honking at the farmer who’s had the temerity to drive a tractor, slowly, in a no-passing zone, in front … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · 3 Comments

Sheila Squillante: Cry, Baby

I pull the car into our spot in the driveway, just in front of the ornamental grasses I planted to hide the water meter from plain view — a blight … Continue reading

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Michael Simms: The Master Potter

Today I visited my friend Bill Foglia who’s a master potter. He’s a founding member and the landlord of Penn Avenue Pottery, an artists’ cooperative located in the Strip District, … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · 2 Comments

Marc Jampole: Hillary will win in November unless…

Hillary will win in November unless Americans want to end Social Security, Medicare & aid to public schools Now the media attacks on Hillary will begin in earnest, if for … Continue reading

April 15, 2015 · 2 Comments
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