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JR, Faith XLVII, and Two Dozen More Mural Artists Convene to Celebrate the Legacy of Dr. Maya Angelou

Muralists from around the world including JR, Faith XLVII, Axel Void, and Daniel Arsham came together for a weeklong Maya Angelou Mural Festival in Los Angeles celebrating the legendary poet. The artists, numbering more than two dozen, decorated the Dr. … Continue reading

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Little Tree Library: A Clever Twist on the Donation-Based Community Library Gives New Life to a Big Old Stump

Thanks to the nonprofit Little Free Library, chances are you have encountered a small house-like structure on a public thoroughfare, with a front door that opens to allow passersby to give or take a free book. The program exists in 88 … Continue reading

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The danger of a single story

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Big Capital: Who Is London For? – talk by Anna Minton

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Sweetly Sings the Donkey: Celebrating Shelagh Delaney in Her Salford Hometown

Shelagh Delaney (1938-2011) was a pioneering writer from Salford known for her brilliant plays based in the city, which continue to be widely performed today. Her work is accessible, down-to-earth and funny, and her writing addresses many issues which are … Continue reading

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Brazilian Literature, in Translation — Bruna Dantas Lobato

I’m thrilled to share my translation of Caio Fernando Abreu’s “Beauty, a Terrible Story” in the new issue of Words Without Borders, “Brazil Beyond Rio.” When I first came across Abreu’s work (ten years ago, in a high school classroom), … Continue reading

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New Brazilian species (2)

The second paper is describing a new species from western Bahia State, with an emended description of the recently described genus Kora, with a revision of species ascribed to it. “A new species of land snail was recently found in … Continue reading

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Yesterday’s Blossoms

There, across the meadow and over the stream, Sending myriads of memories into my arms: The Cherry blossom stood as if in a dream. https://dominiter.wordpress.com/2016/01/18/yesterdays-blossoms/

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Brazil: Goethe the ‘dirty old man’

Originally posted on A year of reading the world:
From one Portuguese-language country with very few novels available in translation we jump to another that has a whole heap of them (by British standards, at least). With so many exciting recommendations…

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Originally posted on IM Sirius:
“Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.” — Philip K. Dick, “How to Build a Universe That Doesn’t Fall Apart Two Days Later”

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