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Yarn Bombing L.A. challenges ideas of street art

The idea seemed crazy at first: More than 500 knitters from 25 countries, hunkered down in their far-flung corners of the world, feverishly crafting granny squares — 14,000 of them altogether. Then, on a bright morning last May, knitters here affixed metal grids of these cushy yarn squares to the …

A Small Victory for Native Women

When President Obama signed the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) in 2013, he enacted legislation that allows Native American tribes …

bell hooks and Melissa Harris-Perry Hung Out and It Was Great

In case you missed it, this past November The New School in New York City hosted a public dialogue between the historic Black feminist theorist bell hooks and the brilliant author, professor, and TV show host Melissa Harris-Perry as they took on topics of race, gender, politics, activism, and self-love. Needless to say, it was a phenomenal opportunity to see a glimpse of the conversations that mus… Read More

What does Russian punk band Pussy Riot owe to Yanka Dyagileva?

When you think of Russian punk rockers, you might think of Pussy Riot.<p>The self-described punk protest band has been grabbing headlines for their loud acts. Three band members were sentenced to two years in prison for hooliganism after a performance in Moscow's main Orthodox cathedral. They were …

Book News: Two Poems By Greek Poet Sappho Discovered

<i>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</i><p>Parts of two previously unknown poems by the Greek lyric poet Sappho have been discovered on an ancient papyrus. An anonymous collector happened to show the papyrus to the Oxford University classicist Dirk Obbink, who …