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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 […]

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NCTE & the crisis of authoritarian white leadership in LGBT organizations

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by Pauline Park Mara Keisling co-founded the National Center for Transgender Equality in 2003 and has served as its executive director ever since; at the time, there was a desperate need for a credible national transgender advocacy organization, which neither GenderPAC nor the National Transgender Advocacy Coalition (NTAC) nor the It’s Time coalition of state-based […]

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Nacht und Träume: dreaming in languages, speaking in tongues

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Holy Roman Emperor Charles V reportedly said, “Je parle espagnol à Dieu, italien aux femmes, français aux hommes et allemand à mon cheval” (I speak Spanish to God, Italian to women, French to men & German to my horse). Another version quotes him as saying: “Je parle latin à Dieu, italien aux musiciens, espagnol aux […]

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Tiffany Cabán for Queens DA

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Tiffany Cabán for Queens DA|Pauline Park Queens has a population of well over 2.3 million, making the borough larger than many of the 50 states; Queens is also the most diverse county in the United States; but for decades, the district attorney’s office was run by the notoriously anti-progressive Richard Brown, who deceived the public […]