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Rap Poetry

A lot of people aren’t huge fans of rap music for understandable reasons. The exuberant baselines and harsh vocals can be deterring for some. However, some of those same people would swear by the poetry of Robert Frost or Nikki Giovanni. For this series I will choose the rappers that have songs that remind me […]

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Music Matters

“I see my life in terms of music.” Albert Einstein Songs are like photographs of melodic memories or rhythmic reminders of lessons learned. They can awaken peaceful recollections of salty waves beating white sands smooth; or generate the imaginary smell of hair burning on a hot comb, all within a 3 to 7 minute timeframe. […]

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Sculptor Spotlight — Murjoni

Murjoni popped up while on a search for contemporary pottery artists. The goal was to find young, cool, sophisticaed potters that were making the ancient art of pottery hip again. There is something about messages sent via sculpture and pottery that transmit subconscious ideas about power and beauty. “… three-dimensional works of art have withstood […]

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Author Spotlight — Zora Neale Hurston

“I have the nerve to walk my own way, however hard, in my search for reality, rather than climb upon the rattling wagon of wishful illusions.”      – Letter from Zora Neale Hurston to Countee Cullen life summary The above quote is the first thing featured prominently on Zora Neale Hurston’s Official Website. Hurston was born […]

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Call Me By Your Name — Um. A Friendship?

The film’s title alludes to Oliver and Elio’s loving pact to call each other by their own names, recognising that, as [film director] Luca Guadagnino put it in a Q&A: “The other person makes you beautiful – enlightens you, elevates you.” This idea stems ultimately from Aristotle’s views on “true” friendship, but it echoes down the […]

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