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Audio: Peter Matthiessen performs a story

The author of “The Snow Leopard” and “Shadow Country,” both National Book Award winners, invites us to his house in Sagaponack, on Long Island, serving tea in Blue Willow cups. 94 more words

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Video: Who was "Le Fartiste?"

In 1900, Thomas Edison traveled to Paris to document the magnificent city, and among the wonders he captured on film was a performance by former Moulin Rouge star, … 298 more words

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Tashi Nyima: Wasted Lives

There is a very instructive story of a great philosopher who boarded a small boat to cross a river. The philosopher asked the boatman: “Do you know the doctrine of the four essential components of positive, negative, neutral, throwing, and completing karma?” The boatman answered “No”, and the philosopher said: “Then, I am afraid that you have wasted one third of your life.” 159 more words

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Bob Ziller: Three Poets and a Fool

William Blake

Vanessa German

World Wide Walt Whitman

T. Rump

Keep America Great!

Copyright 2016 Bob Ziller

Bob Ziller is an artist, poet, translator, singer, and curator. 63 more words

Poetry

Video: Michelle Obama performs Carpool Karaoke to draw attention to a global issue

Michelle Obama goes for a quick spin with James Corden of The Late Late Show and performs a round of Carpool Karaoke. Obama and Corden start by jamming to Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours.”  Then they perform Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies.”  And finally, she sings “This Is for My Girls,” a song Obama herself pulled together. 279 more words

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Doug Anderson: The Shoplifter

When the security guard
Grabbed him by his jacket
When he ran
He wriggled out of it
Left the guard
Holding it, like a lizard’s tail… 8 more words

Poetry