Soundings

Rembrandt’s Shadow by Janet Lee Berg reviewed

A Picture Is Worth 25 Lives Janet Lee Berg “Rembrandt’s Shadow” Janet Lee Berg Post Hill Press, $15 In the 72 years since it ended, World War II has provided us with a seemingly inexhaustible supply of stories, a global … View full post

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Budding new leafages project

For a daring new leafages project made possible by the leather-like quality of this most noble of leaves.

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Very old film: refugees during 1947 India-Pakistan partition

Rare video showing refugees reaching Lahore’s  Wagha border on trains, bullocks and Lahore Omnibus Service during the  1947 partition war.  These were Muslims forced to flee India because what was formerly India had now been partitioned by the British into primarily Hindu India and Muslim Pakistan, … View full post

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Freud’s couch

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Yusuf and the story of Batir

Yusuf’s story is relatively simple: before 1967, Batir was in Jordan. After the Six Day War, it became part of Israel’s occupied territories. Until two years ago, Yusuf was able to move and work between Batir and Israel. Today, Batir … View full post

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Beggars and begging on blog

Like tipping, the subject of another early Tidings program, begging creates an unequal relationship between giver and receiver, an unbalanced one-way exchange with the amount of money transferred depending on the generosity and intentions of the donor with the receiver having … View full post

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