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We Sing The Body Electric

Today is Walt Whitman’s 200th birthday . This offers an important opportunity to reassess his tremendous contributions to American life and literature at a time when our country is so polarized. The University of Pennsylvania Libraries and the Pew Center … Continue reading

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Bibliotheques Dangereuses

For those of us who know and love Paris as visitors, the 18th arrondissement conjures images of the atmospheric, hilly streets of Montmartre or the grandeur of the Basilica of Sare-Coeur. The reality of the district is far from our … Continue reading

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Our Own Champs Elysees

This month, Philadelphia is launching a year-long+ celebration of the creation of our own version of the Champs Elysees—the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. While it may never be as grand as Paris’ great boulevard, it is a mile-long artery lined with … Continue reading

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Philadelphia’s Literary Legacy

Philadelphia is widely known for it’s treasure-trove of historical sites and it’s rich architectural heritage. And of course, it’s the mural arts capital of the world. But less attention has been focused on the area’s splendid literary legacy. Opened just … Continue reading

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