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    Charlie Hebdo and the PEN Award

    Protests against and controversy surrounding Charlie Hebdo’s reception of the PEN award for “freedom of expression courage”: an exploration of freedom expression that takes a toll on human dignity.


  • An illuminated Ethiopian manuscript. Photo via Flickr user:  Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts.
    Wax and Gold

    Since the late 1950s, Professor Donald Levine, a renowned American sociologist, has been a towering figure in Ethiopian scholarship. Levine passed away on April 5th at the age of 83.