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Racism Rears Its Ugly Head

The 2017 Biennial exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art in Manhattan features a painting by the American artist Dana Schutz based on photographs of the mutilated body of Emmett Till, the black teenager who was lynched by two white men in Mississippi in 1955. 1,436 more words

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… in which I walk Paul Goodman’s dog

An excellent article in today’s New York Times, “Norman Podhoretz Still Picks Fights and Drops Names” by John Leland — about the neoconservative pundit and former… 985 more words

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footnotes

I have been a reader all my life and take great pleasure in it.

I am not an academic, yet I like to challenge myself by reading books on all sorts of topics. 677 more words

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jarring

A friend of mine took it upon himself to write a brief, eloquent letter of condolence this week to my wife in response to a death which has occurred in her immediate family. 370 more words

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Walt Whitman's watering hole


Pfaff’s beer cellar, a bohemian watering hole and a center of literary life in Manhattan in the mid-nineteenth century, was located at 647 Broadway in what is now called Lower Manhattan.  515 more words

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Walt Whitman’s prescriptions for healthy living

Walt Whitman’s health manual, “Manly Health and Training” (1858) has recently been published. It was discovered in 2012 by a graduate student at the University of Houston, Zachary Turpin. 1,222 more words

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drugs

We should treat with indulgence every human folly, failing, and vice, bearing in mind that what we have before us are simply our own failings, follies, and vices. 2,036 more words

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