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  • by Tres Pittman on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 9:12am
    When asked about the difficulties of breaking into the fraternity of Kerouac and Ginsberg as a woman, Diane di Prima took almost no time to formulate an answer, matter-of-factly declaring, “I wasn’t...
  • by Lelia Glass on Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 10:14am
    “Start down at the floor,” Aleta Hayes told the audience at Stanford’s Clayman Institute. “Think of a flower – a specific one. Now, standing on one leg, extend and bloom into that flower,...
  • by Alexis Charles on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 9:39am
    Valerie Miner has traveled to India numerous times as a teacher. But in her new novel Traveling with Spirits, Miner lets India do the teaching. Traveling with Spirits follows Miner’s strong female...
  • by Kathryn Dickason on Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 10:40am
    Dance, as one of the most archaic and vibrant art forms, attunes us to the rhythms of history. According to Usha Srinivasan, a first-generation Indian immigrant, traditional dance, with its...
  • by Nicole Martin on Monday, January 6, 2014 - 12:26pm
    When many people think of the Black Panther Party today, the image that comes to mind is male-centered and violent: a powerful man wearing the Panther’s signature black beret, with gun prominently in...
  • by Kathryn Dickason on Friday, December 20, 2013 - 8:54am
    During the 2013 political protests in Turkey, the Prime Minister's manhood became embroiled in controversy. Supporters of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan proclaimed him to be a “true...
  • by Annelise Heinz on Monday, October 14, 2013 - 11:18am
    The much-discussed “crisis of the humanities” has provoked a stream of attacks and justifications, with politicians like Florida governor Rick Scott questioning investment in English, art, and...
  • by Electra Colevas on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 9:25am
    Before school starts and leaves begin to fall, read a great book—one that inspires discussion and debate. As in July and August, we’ve recommended a couple books and included thought-provoking...
  • by Kathryn Dickason on Monday, August 5, 2013 - 2:33pm
    To live in prison is “to be in a box," in the words of one woman inmate in Washington state. "You move when they tell you you can move, you eat when they tell you you can eat and what you can eat."...
  • by Electra Colevas on Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 9:37am
    With a wide range of picks for August, the Clayman Institute suggests sampling fiction and non-fiction for stimulating discussion. Each month this summer, we’re recommending three books to interested...

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