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Ep. 129 — Mark Polizzotti on Why Surrealism Matters

Ep. 129 — Mark Polizzotti on Why Surrealism Matters

Ever insightful and ever eloquent, the writer and translator Mark Polizzotti discusses his new book, Why Surrealism Matters, at the 100th anniversary of André Breton’s Manifesto of Surrealism. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Pandora | Spotify | Soundcloud

The Courageous Merze Tate

The Courageous Merze Tate

Barbara D. Savage — On a spring evening in 1921, more than four hundred people crammed into a high school auditorium in Battle Creek, Michigan, to witness an annual student… READ MORE

Free Speech and Intellectual Diversity

Free Speech and Intellectual Diversity

Michael S. Roth— Advocates for unfettered speech are often following the “free market” approach: just as more competition in the economic marketplace makes it more likely that goods and services… READ MORE

We Need To Talk About Empathy

We Need To Talk About Empathy

Abraham Burickson— You’ve heard it—maybe you’ve said it—what this world really needs is a lot more empathy. How could anyone argue with that? But there are those who would have us do… READ MORE

Sculpture Between Life and Death

Sculpture Between Life and Death

Seth Estrin— On a monument erected in Athens in the fourth century BCE, a seated woman is seen from two different perspectives. To our eyes, she appears as a living… READ MORE

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