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Inni Kaur, CEO SikhRI, on leading the Sikh life

  Based in Fairfield, Connecticut, Inni Kaur is the CEO of SikhRI, a global, virtual organization dedicated to promoting the teachings of the Sikh faith.  She tells us about her international childhood,the contradictions she had to untangle in the search for … View full post

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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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Malek Jandali–Syrian-AmericanSyrian-American composer, pianist and humanitarian activist Malek Jandali talks about his international mission to preserve and protect Syria’s rich embattled heritage and to build peace through music and education.  In this spirit, he founded an annual competition for young pianists and the Pianos for Peace festival in Atlanta. The Carnegie Corporation named him a Great Immigrant in 2015.  The program includes a section from Jandali’s  “Variations for Piano and Orchestra.”  (Broadcast on WPKN radio on April 12, 2017 and produced by Tony Ernst.) composer, pianist, humanitarian

Syrian-American composer, pianist and humanitarian activist Malek Jandali talks about his international mission to preserve and protect Syria’s rich embattled heritage and to build peace through music and education.  In this spirit, he founded an annual competition for young pianists and … 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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Tamara Winfrey Harris: “The Sisters are Alright…”

A great interview with Tamara Winfrey Harris, author of “The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America” in which she exposes anti-black-woman propaganda and shows how real black women are pushing back against distorted cartoon … View full post

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Christina Nichol: Waiting for the Electricity

What a wonderful first novel Christina Nichol has written! Waiting for the Electricity, first published in 2014 by Overlook Press and now available in  paperback, is set in post-Soviet Georgia.  It’s a most unusual story about a strange, fascinating country. If, … View full post

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