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O-bakanaru ‘She’d never understood why people needed to sleep. To her, sleep seemed to be a punishment, an impossible obligation.’ Heart and Soul in Every Stitch My mother refers to it as my ‘nice Japanese bag’, which is accurate, but also tinged with irony . . .’ Spider Lilies ‘"They’re called shibitobana. Dead man’s flower," my grandfather mumbled.’ Hush. . .

Lingua Franca Writing tutors, teaching assistants, usage columnists, and even word-processor grammar-checkers flag passives for “correction” because they have been told they should. (The disastrously confused Page 18 of Strunk & White’s The Elements of Style is often implicated—but don’t get me started on them.) These critics are often clearly inexpert at accurate identification of what they deprecate: collecting published critical comments about the passive by soi-disant rhetoric gurus, I have found that the most frequently occurring score for telling passives from actives is zero (I put this extraordinary statistic aside to discuss another day). Naturally, the critics also have no idea how many they use themselves.

Table of Contents - Magazine The Thirteenth Amendment forbade slavery and involuntary servitude, “except as punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted.” Crops stretch to the horizon. Black bodies pepper the landscape, hunched over as they work the fields. La Habana Elegante - Entrevista Julio Ramos, University of California at Berkley Francisco Morán, Southern Methodist University Un lector Néstor Rodríguez, University of Toronto En abril de este año, Reina María Rodríguez vino a los Estados Unidos a participar en un Congreso organizado por Brown University. Uno de los propósitos del congreso fue el de reconocer precisamente la trayectoria de la escritora, quien también hizo presentaciones en Princeton University y en la University of New York (CUNY). Conversando con ella por teléfono surgió la idea de esta entrevista, especialmente para La Habana Elegante. Luego de contactar a algunos colegas y amigos suyos (además de un lector que prefirió mantener su anonimato) le enviamos las preguntas que ella fue respondiendo según el tiempo se lo permitía.

Amazon Buys Goodreads For Undisclosed Sum NEW YORK — Inc., the world's biggest online retailer that got its start in bookselling, has agreed to buy book recommendations site Goodreads. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Amazon said Thursday that it "shares a passion for reinventing reading," with Goodreads. "Goodreads has helped change how we discover and discuss books and, with Kindle, Amazon has helped expand reading around the world," said Russ Grandinetti, vice president of Kindle content for Amazon. Cultura y arte, diseño mexicano El fotográfo Willy Vanderperre junto a un grupo de modelos para crear éstas exquisitas fotografias que muestran la nueva colección a/w de Ricardo Tisci para Givenchy . Frida Kahlo fue una inspiración para todos los detalles religiosos y bordados.

150 Free Textbooks: A Meta Collection Free textbooks (aka open textbooks) written by knowledgable scholars are a relatively new phenomenon. Below, find a meta list of 200 Free Textbooks, and check back often for new additions. Also see our online collection, 1,700 Free Online Courses from Top Universities. Art History A Textbook of the History of Painting by John Charles Van Dyke, Rutgers Biology

How to change your view of Africa Chimurenga, a pan-African English-language journal, depicts the continent’s horrors, sometimes from very close... I once had coffee in Cape Town with a Cameroonian named Ntone Edjabe. He ran an English-language journal called Chimurenga, but what I remembered from our chat were his vignettes of Lagos (where he’d studied) and Johannesburg (where he went next). In Lagos, he said, you’d be driving down the highway and suddenly see a guy selling cars on the highway. Lagos was crazy, and yet it felt entirely safe.

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Institute for Advanced Studies In Culture: Publications - The Hedgehog Review Current Issue Summer 2017 (19.2) The accelerating urbanization of the world can be viewed as either the hope or the bane of our global future. Yet at a time when more than half of the world’s population inhabits cities and so much thought and study have been devoted to the challenges and possibilities of urban life, surprisingly little attention is paid to the crucial purpose and meaning of cities. Recovering the cultural dimension in thinking about the future of our cities may be the best way to make them the solution and not the problem. Table of Contents | Order Books Berlusconi’s So-Called Bunga-Bunga Life By Barbie Latza Nadeau In a new authorized biography, ‘My Way,’ there’s an ‘awestruck’ Putin, the sick joke he and Gaddafi made famous—and the Italian playboy PM who remains as slippery as ever. Keep Reading

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