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I loved Barcelona when I was there 10 years ago and of course Gaudi was a huge part of that. But I had never seen Hiroshi Teshigahara’s film about Gaudi’s work until last night. It’s certainly not a traditional film–lacking words except for two brief instances for one thing–and provides no information about Gaudi, but […]

American Justice

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On December 3, 2020

Of course! Three women arrested last year as part of a high-profile “human trafficking” sting in Florida were sentenced recently as part of plea agreements with Palm Beach County prosecuto

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Colleges and universities around the nation are using COVID-19 related budget crises to double down on their long existing attack on the humanities and social sciences. First, the University of Vermont. Katherine Brennan, a 21-year-old religious studies major at the University of Vermont, checked her inbox Wednesday afternoon to find an ominous subject line: ‚ÄúChanges […]

Merica!

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On December 2, 2020

Again, while Donald Trump and the like are utter disasters in terms of leading the nation through the pandemic, the actual choices of Americans demonstrate that the rot and personal irresponsibility g

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Tonight’s let look at this amazing footage of the 1968 Democratic National Convention. This was preserved by the National Film Preservation Foundation and they have an interesting description to accompany it. The Film Group, a Chicago-based production company set up to create industrial films and ads, found a new purpose during the Chicago Democratic Convention […]
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