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New York City: yew tree estate or wild boar settlement?

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New York City: yew tree estate or wild boar settlement? New Amsterdam was the first European settlement on the island of Manhattan, which the indigenous Lenape had settled long before the arrival of the Dutch. In 1664, a British warship sailed into the harbor and the Dutch surrendered without a shot being fired. Charles II renamed […]

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Trump wants to deny transgender rights on religious grounds. But what if gender identity, itself, is a matter of the soul? (S.I. Rosenbaum, Boston Globe, 7.5.19)

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  By S.I. RosenbaumBoston Globe5 July 2019 In late May — just before the start of Pride Month — the Trump administration formally announced its intent to allow medical practitioners and health insurers to legally discriminate against transgender people. The administration proposed to undo Obama-era language that defined discrimination “on the basis of sex” to […]

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Rainer Maria Rilke

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Rainer Maria Rilke Rainer Maria Rilke ist mein Lieblingsdichter der Dichter des Zwanzigstenjahrhunderts. Rilke wurde am 4. Dezember 1875 in Prag geboren. Rilke war der Sohn eines Beamters und seine Eltern waren böhmischen Deutschsprecher; er war Student Student der Philosophie in München wo er  Lou Andreas-Salomé kennengelernte, die Geliebte seines Lebens. 1906 war Rilke der […]

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Bernie Journey: Iowa 2020

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  Bernie Journey: Iowa 2020by Pauline Park I had never canvassed for a candidate for office before flying out to Iowa in January 2020 to canvass for Bernie Sanders in Iowa; my Bernie Journey started out when Natalie James posted on the Facebook page of the New York City Democratic Socialists of America (NYC DSA) […]

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“Mondnacht”: Joseph von Eichendorff & Robert Schumann

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“Mondnacht” Joseph von Eichendorff & Robert Schumann 1840 war das ‘Jahr des Liedes’ für Robert Schumann; in diesem Jahr hat er drei Liederkreise geschöpft: “Myrthen,” “Dichterliebe” und “Frauenliebe und Leben.” Viele diese Lieder wurden für Clara Wieck Schumann komponiert. “Dichterliebe” ist am berühmtesten alle Schumanns Liederkreise und “Mondnacht ” ist eine der berühmteste Lieder der […]

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Bernie Sanders for President

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Bernie Sanders for President by Pauline Park It is with pride that I endorse Bernie Sanders for president of the United States. The choice of the senator from Vermont was an easy one for me; I had endorsed him in 2016 and voted for him in the New York primary that year and it is […]

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2019 retrospective

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2019 was a unusual in two respects: the second half of the year was dominated by a prolonged dental crisis, but on a happier note, I began to dream regularly in foreign languages; that has happened so often in the last year that I began to keep a record of it (“Nacht und Träume: dreaming […]

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In Search of Queer Ancestors (by Sarah Ngu, The Margins, 12.4.19)

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In Search of Queer Ancestors Pauline Park, Myles Markham, and Xoài Pham on the queer historical figures across Asia that have given them a sense of belonging By Sarah Ngu Pauline Park, Myles Markham, and Xoài Pham (left to right). ESSAYS, INTERVIEWS DECEMBER 4, 2019 “If we didn’t move to America, you wouldn’t be like this,” my […]