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steve-hauk's picture
Jun.25.2013
Finally, after five years and numerous film festivals, ``Boyhood Shadows'' gets a hearing – and seeing – on television. KQED, a San Francisco PBS station, airs the documentary on sexual abuse of boys Wednesday night (June 26) at 10 p.m. Beginning in July, it will be available to public television...
bob-mustin's picture
Jun.23.2013
I'm personally fascinated with politics as a composite view of the nations of the world, their people, their cultures, their economic and religious views. But how does such fascination affect one such as me, who is involved in one or more aspects of the arts? Or more succinctly, how does art...
michael-seidel's picture
Jun.18.2013
This is just about the best example of someone finally reaching their limit. It's an instance of people accepting things until they are personally affected.  It's often called NIMBY - Not In My Back Yard - like, "I believe nuclear power is safe, I just don't want a nuclear power plant built...
patricia-lantz's picture
Jun.09.2013
During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in July 2006, then CIA director Michael Hayden said:"We do not vacuum up the contents of communications under the president's program and then use some sort of magic after the intercept to determine which of those we want to listen to, deal with or report...
JohnnyOla's picture
Jun.09.2013
  Tuesday is the 50th anniversary of Alabama Governor George C. Wallace’s stand in the school doors at the University of Alabama. In my opinion, it was one of the darkest days in my home state’s history.   I found the article in the link below, by Charles J. Dean, a freelance reporter...
orna-b-raz's picture
Jun.06.2013
Reflecting upon Barbara Pym’s blindness (which I discuss in my previous post "I don't want to spoil the party") became an opportunity for self-examination; it made me revisit a period in my own life when I too was blind to what was going on around me. After spending almost 14 years in the US where...
farzana-versey's picture
Jun.03.2013
He still sells. Anger sells. It has buyers. However, are they "Nazi lovers"? A bit simplistic.  You must have already read about the JC Penney tea kettle that looks like Hitler and the reactions to it. They were forced to remove a billboard, but the damage, or publicity, had been done.  Those who...
michael-seidel's picture
Jun.02.2013
Priorities are what matters to us.  Differences in priorities disrupt relationships, plans and organizations. Writers know all about this.  If you want to write, write. Make it a priority. Finite resources complicate the situation.  Often, to give writing a priority, other ‘things’...
orna-b-raz's picture
Jun.02.2013
I have been debating whether her 100th birthday is an appropriate opportunity to discuss some unpleasant facts in Barbara Pym’s biography.  But since Barbara Pym herself loved to expose different types of unpleasantness I decided that I might as well do it now.    I shall start with...
michael-seidel's picture
May.22.2013
Interesting article on CBS.com. '(CBS News) Modern wheat is a "perfect, chronic poison," according to Dr. William Davis, a cardiologist who has published a book all about the world's most popular grain. Davis said that the wheat we eat these days isn't the wheat your grandma had: "It's an 18-...