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We trained some birds to steal their wheat

After a wonderful but all to brief road trip and light news diet, I spent some time catching up on world events. Sadly, the news of the day reminded me of the powerful Thomas Lux poem “The People of the … Continue reading

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The Art of the News

San Francisco artist Johnny Selman has created a challenging internet project, BBCX365, which aims to bridge the enormous knowledge gap between Americans and international news. Each day he designs a new and compelling poster based on a BBC headline. Once … Continue reading

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Eyeless (and lawless) In Gaza

“…Promise was that I Should Israel from Philistian yoke deliver; Ask for this great deliverer now and find him Eyeless in Gaza at the Mill with slaves…”                                                                                                    John Milton, Samson Agonistes The unrelentingly bleak news from the Middle … Continue reading

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