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Anthony Bourdain’s International Food Market is Coming to Life

Anthony Bourdain has gained world notoriety in the last decade with the wild success of his foodie adventure shows No Reservations, The Layover, and Parts Unknown. For those of us who’ve obsessively watched his travels and desperately wished we could sample all of the delicious, hard-to-find morsels he features on his programs, our dreams are […]

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Let’s Have A Ki Ki: The Fundamentals of Drag Jargon

The herstory of drag is one of struggle, damnation, and, most importantly, fabulous ferocity. Drag is something that has been widely misunderstood, and even more widely unaccepted. RuPaul—more appropriately, Mama Ru—has been working for decades to expose drag to the masses as a respected practice and art form. In that time, he has gained notoriety […]

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The Southern Façade of Pro-LGBTQ Initiatives

Bill Konigsberg, an author and writer for the Huffington Post, has recently embarked on a journey through the South and Midwest to initiate a discussion with and about the LGBTQ youth and community. He is representing The Trevor Project in this Awareness Tour in order to share his coming out story. He offers words of encouragement […]

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NASA’s Free E-book on How to Talk to Aliens

Hello, fellow earthlings! As our ability to travel in space continues to expand, there are many questions being raised about the possibility of encountering an intelligent alien species. What will they look like? How will we communicate with them? Do they come in peace? Obviously, if there is alien life technologically advanced enough to travel […]

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A Call for More Poetry in the Curriculum of K-12 Students

The Academy of American Poets has been working for years to broaden public interest in and access to American poetry. In terms of publishing, poetry is one of the hardest genres to have success in. Poem-a-Day was started in 2006 and now reaches an audience of more than 300,000 people. This program releases one new […]

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NPR Challenges Misrepresentation of Islam

NPR’s Muslim Artists, Now series attempts to close the gap in our understanding of Islam and the cultures that it has helped shape. The series reveals how art can change the perspective of the Muslim community in the world at large. Few things are more widely misrepresented than Islam. This stems from the medias portrayal […]

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New Book Releases in August: Next Month’s Literary Menu

August, summer’s denouement. Though this month can be a bit of a drag as it reminds us of the ever encroaching end of summer, there is still one thing to look forward to and that’s books. When in doubt … read a lot. It just so happens that there’s a sufficient batch of fiction, nonfiction, […]

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