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Cynthia Nixon vs. Andrew Cuomo: vote for the homo not the Cuomo

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    Cynthia Nixon vs. Andrew Cuomo: vote for the homo not the Cuomo by Pauline Park Cynthia Nixon’s challenge to Gov. Andrew Cuomo is generating attention for many reasons, not least because the former “Sex & the City” star brings Hollywood celebrity to what otherwise might be a dull and uncontested re-election campaign by […]

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Israel vs. Palestine: 10 key points about public discourse

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Israel vs. Palestine: 10 key points about public discourse by Pauline Park 1) ‘Israel’ vs. ‘Palestine.’ There are many ways of referring to the land between the Mediterranean and the Jordan River; perhaps the most value-neutral is ‘Israel/Palestine,’ which has the advantage of recognizing the reality that there is in fact now one state in […]

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The Three Sons of Fortune

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The Three Sons of Fortune By Pauline Park There once lived in Kyongsang Pukdo province a wealthy old man with three sons. Lee Hong Jin was the greatest landowner in the province and his house was the largest and the most splendid in all of Kyongsang Pukdo. The great square house enclosed a courtyard in […]

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The Blood of the Hart

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  The Blood of the Hart By Pauline Park There was once a king who had two sons. The elder son was growing up to be a hardy warrior like his father, while the younger son had the gentle bearing of his mother and loved everything about the world of women. The king ruled a […]

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Norsk II presentasjon fra “Maria Stuart” av Friedrich Schiller

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Norsk II presentasjon fra “Maria Stuart” av Friedrich Schiller av Pauline Park “Maria Stuart” er et spill av Friedrich Schiller; dette er min tilpasning av den tredje scenen i den fjerde andlingen av sykket for  presentasjon i norsk klasse vårsemester 2018. Maria Stuart: Mary, Queen of Scots (1542-1587, reigned 1542-1567) Elisabeth: Elizabeth Tudor, queen of England […]

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NYC QAIA response to NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson’s statement on Israel’s Independence Day

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NYC QAIA response to NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson’s statement on Israel’s Independence Day ***for immediate release*** contact: noprideinoccupation@gmail.com Pauline Park: (718) 662-8893, paulinepark@earthlink.net Emmaia Gelman: (917) 517-3627, emmaia.gelman@gmail.com Leslie Cagan: (347) 581-1182, lesliecagan@igc.org 19 April 2018 — New York — New York City Queers Against Israeli Apartheid (NYC QAIA) condemn New York City Speaker Corey Johnson’s […]

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Maria Jacobson interview with Pauline Park (Arbetaren, winter 2000)

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Pauline Park speaking at the Queer Korea Festival/Seoul Pride Parade (June 2015) Maria Jacobson interview with Pauline Park (Arbetaren, winter 2000) [I translated the original Swedish text of the interview into English and that translation is below the original Swedish text.] Mordet på Amanda Milan, en prostituerad transkvinna som höggs ihjäl i somras utanför Manhattans […]

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Thoreau on seeing the moonlight amid the mountains

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Thoreau on seeing the moonlight admit the mountains (photo: “Sunrise with Moonset. Vermillion Lake, Alberta” by FYW Photography, Calgary) “The surface of the earth is soft and impressible by the feet of men; and so with the paths which the mind travels. How worn and dusty, then, must be the highways of the world, how […]

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Resist Trump limerick: rhyming ‘China’ with ‘vagina’

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Bill Bramhall’s cartoon on Trump’s steel tariffs (3.7.18) I was struck by Donald Trump’s absurd & contradictory comments on steel tariffs and China and was inspired to write this  #ResistTrump limerick:   Donald Trump wants to hit back at China While he grabs some poor woman’s vagina; His tariffs on steel Show no ‘art of the […]

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Hungarian satirical map of 1887 (Európa béke-mappája)

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Hungarian satirical map of 1887 (Európa béke-mappája) I’ve loved maps since as long as I can remember and I was intrigued by this satirical map from 1887; I posted it to Facebook and a nice Hungarian translated the long poem at the bottom for me. Gábor says, “it is heavy and somewhat outdated language (and spelling). The […]

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France 2015: Paris & Versailles

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  Paris: rue Rambuteau (4ème) France 2015: Paris & Versailles I lived in Paris from January through June 1992 but did not have the opportunity to return to the City of Light until May 2015; my week in Paris was a trip down memory lane, bringing back a flood of memories from the six months I […]