Category Archives: Culture

Voting Rights Act: Exercise Your Right To #Vote on #ElectionDay

Are you registered to vote? I am. I was born in Louisiana at a time when, if you had the wrong skin color and tried to register to vote or cast a ballot, you might be forced to pass a … Continue reading

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The Story Of A Man Named #Valentine

All over the world, people celebrate Valentines Day. Nonetheless, few people know much about its history. Nowadays, it has become an excuse to spend money on flowers (roses), chocolate, romantic dinners and even more romantic getaways. Just another commercial holiday, … Continue reading

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World’s Most #Beautiful #Bookstore #ASMSG

Tucked away in Barrio Norte, Buenos Aires is a beautiful bookshop called El Ateneo Grand Splendid. It is built within the almost 100-year-old Grand Splendid Theater, which opened in 1919. The theatre was later converted into a cinema and eventually, … Continue reading

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Nobody Writes To Me Anymore

So I thought, “I will talk about death.” Seemed to be the passion today. Actually, it’s not about death. It’s inevitable, terrible, but really what I want to talk about is, I’m just fascinated by the legacy people leave when … Continue reading

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Love Letters: Juliette & Victor

The following letter was written to Victor Hugo by his mistress Juliette Drouet. The two began their affair in 1833 after the production of Hugo’s play, Lucrezia Borgia, in which Drouet played the lead role of the murderous Princesse Négroni. … Continue reading

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ReInterpreting Michelangelo’s David

The Ruined Block of Stone Look at the statue. Before it was “The David“, it was just a ruined block of stone. David,  by Michelangelo     (1504 ) Galleria dell’Accademia, Florence ( a GNU Free Documentation License photo de Rico Heil (User:Silmaril), published … Continue reading

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President Obama on #Dallas: “We are horrified over these events”

THE WHITE HOUSE With your understanding, I want to begin with a few words about the situation back in the United States, specifically the situation in Dallas, Texas. My team has been keeping me updated throughout the morning of the … Continue reading

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President Obama: “We are better than this.”

Today, President Obama spoke on the fatal shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. “I’d just ask folks to step back and think: What if this happened to somebody in your family? How would you feel? To be concerned about … Continue reading

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Here’s Why #Chile Is The Most Beautiful Country In The World

When it comes to natural beauty there is a certain cocktail of ingredients that definitely makes a country stand out. The most important ones are a low population density, a high variation in latitude, and varied climatic systems. There are … Continue reading

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The disadvantaged need the best teachers

David Cameron wants to bring opportunity to everyone, wherever they live, whatever their background. It’s an admirable intention, but he really needs to get on with it in our country’s schools. The geographical lottery in educational achievement means that only … Continue reading

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