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Category: Arts and Culture

Forest Gardening and BioCultural Diversity

September 3, 2008

Global biological and cultural diversity are essential to the Earth’s health, and ancient native “forest gardening” practices are of major importance to promoting such diversity. The Kuikuro people of the…

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Celebrating Corporations and Culture

August 31, 2008

Bankers are celebrating a big corporate marriage today in Frankfurt. It is worth 9.8 billion euros (14.4 billion dollars). The deal is made between Germany’s second-largest and third-largest banks, Commerzbank…

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Let the Games Go On – perfection

August 8, 2008

There are usually three ways people think about the Olympic Games no matter which state government hosts: Power Politics, Athletics and Corporate Greed. Athletics is the purest of these with…

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Living Inside the Box

April 21, 2008

It is a rich ghetto. Block-type, closed- shaped buildings form a concrete jungle of cold steel and glass constructions: Living in a Bock’s in newly developed little SoHo, Deutschherrnviertel, in…

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In Their Best Interests

January 19, 2008

In Living the Brand, a new article from the International Journal of Communication, Melissa Aronczyk of NYU offers an account of the strategies involved in the production of culture through…

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Palestine Today

December 30, 2007

While we’re taking some time with family and friends, here are some unusual photos from daily life in Palestine.

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Sensibilities

December 22, 2007

As a writer, I often find the limitations of language too restrictive for my sensibilities. I found these Sebastiao Salgado photo essays on human migrations particularly engaging.

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Discovering Indigenous Europe

November 23, 2007

Famous Roman myths and legends are considered true reality, historic facts in Europe. On the Palatine Hill, the centermost of the Seven Hills of Rome, Italy, archaeologists have discovered one…

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Ceremony

November 19, 2007

“I will tell you something about stories. They aren’t just entertainment. Don’t be fooled. They are all we have, you see, all we have to fight off illness and death.”…

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Mirror Dance

November 15, 2007

I was only nineteen when I first saw the tumbling falls of the upper Skagit from behind some huckleberry bushes that grew along a river path that I’d stumbled on…

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Chief George Manuel Memorial Indigenous Library

The library is dedicated to the memory of Secwepemc Chief George Manuel (1921-1989), to the nations of the Fourth World and to the elders and generations to come.

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