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Gauguin: exoticization, primitivism & paganism

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“‘Gauguin: Metamorphoses,’ which opens on Friday at MoMA in New York, recasts the artist as an altogether darker figure, closer to Edvard Munch and the dark pre-Freudians of Northern Europe than the post-impressionist confraternity of Van Gogh, Seurat and Cézanne,” Jason Farago wrote in his review (“Gauguin: Metamorphoses review – ‘Forceful, disturbing, obscene’,” Guardian, 6 […]

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Jerusalem Day 2014

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May 28 is ‘Jerusalem Day’ (Hebrew: יום ירושלים, Yom Yerushalayim), “an Israeli national holiday commemorating the reunification of Jerusalem and the establishment of Israeli control over the Old City in the aftermath of the June 1967 Six-Day War. The day is officially marked by state ceremonies and memorial services” (Wikipedia). But for Palestinians, Jerusalem Day […]

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Norsk

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Norsk II (Norwegian II) – Våren 2018 (Spring 2018) 1 Fjerde leksjon Session Four God kveld og velkommen til fjerde time! Good evening and welcome to the fourth lesson! • Spørsmål om leksa og prøva: Oppgave 1, 3-13, 15-17 side 91-98 i arbeidsboka. Vi går over det som var vanskelig! Questions about the homework: Assignment […]

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Pauline Park testimony on transgendered APIs

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ISSUES OF TRANSGENDERED ASIAN AMERICANS AND PACIFIC ISLANDERS By Pauline Park, co-founder, New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy and John Manzon-Santos, Executive Director, Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center Testimony submitted to the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Transgendered and gender-variant people are among the most invisible and marginalized of […]

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Palestinian recognition of Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state

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By Pauline Park I find one of the most frustrating aspects of the Zionist discourse through which we discuss the Israeli occupation of Palestine the constantly repeated refrain that the Palestinian people must recognize the right of Israel to exist. Significantly, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu slips back and forth between and among various formulations of […]

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Henry VII & the Tudors on TV

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Henry VII & the Tudors on TV I just discovered “The Shadow of the Tower,” the 1972 ‘prequel’ to “The Six Wives of Henry VIII” with Keith Michell (1971), which in turn was followed by “Elizabeth R” with Glenda Jackson (1971). “‘The Shadow of the Tower’ is the third installment of the BBC’s series that […]

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Obama, LBJ & Presidential Legacies

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Obama, LBJ & Presidential Legacies “Disappointed liberals, conservative critics and ordinary citizens who remember the candidate of 2008 have asked that question about Obama’s presidency. What has he been willing to fight for?,” Dan Balz writes of the famous reply that Lyndon Baines Johnson made to an adviser who suggested that Johnson avoid pushing civil […]

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La Princesse de Cleves

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La Princesse de Clèves Jean-François Poron (le Duc de Nemours) & Marina Vlady (la Princesse de Clèves) “La Princesse de Clèves” is a 1961 film by Jean Delannoy starring the great Jean Marais as the Prince de Clèves, Marina Vlady as the Princesse de Clèves and Jean-François Poron as the Duc de Nemours. The great  features music by […]