A Morning Mambo with Bernstein and a Public Defender

by Lisa Brunner

Today on the morning commute, I decided that my soul could use a little Bernstein. Not decided. That’s too weak. Craved. The way I craved my coffee — a craving that doesn’t release until I burn my fingers on the mug. …

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A Bellwether Banning: The Journey of Toni Morrison’s Beloved to the Banned Books List

With the ongoing struggles to prevent American history from being whitewashed in classrooms, which we’ve recently seen in Trump’s attack on the 1619 Project, we can’t ignore the removal of Beloved from high school curriculums. It’s journey, it seems, is likely not yet over. 

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We Asked. You Answered: Our Banned Books Survey

But what does “inappropriate” mean? Too inappropriate for your current age? Inappropriate because of ideals you don’t hold? Suggestive of alternative lifestyles? Yes — to all of the above.

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Flowers for the Wretched

Lady Liberty
your huddled masses have arrived
and we can’t breathe.
Lady Liberty
You need glasses

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The Complicated Risk: An Interview with Pedro X. Molina

If I love Nicaragua, I must criticize Nicaragua — Nicaragua, as a society, as a government —  because I care about it. … No healthy patriotism comes from the notion that the things you love are above critique. Where there is injustice, oppression, flawed systems within your society, country, government, religion, family, we must speak out.

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The Complicated Risk: An Interview with Pedro X. Molina
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If I love Nicaragua, I must criticize Nicaragua — Nicaragua, as a society, as a government —  because I care about it. ... No healthy patriotism comes from the notion that the things you love are above critique. Where there is injustice, oppression, flawed systems within your society, country, Read more... Read more...
Flowers for the Wretched
by  / June 11, 2020
Lady Liberty your huddled masses have arrived and we can’t breathe. Lady Liberty You need glasses Read more...

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