Monthly Archives: October 2012

Half the Sky Documentary Reviewed

Did you watch the Half the Sky documentary on PBS? What did you think? I wrote up some of my thoughts about the film at Muslimah Media Watch. In a nutshell: the inclusion of celebrities in the documentary was  incredibly disappointing for … Continue reading

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Poet Mary Oliver Shares Her Musings from “A Thousand Mornings”

A very happy Monday, gentle readers.  I’d like to take a moment and share a tranquil and enjoyable NPR story about Mary Oliver’s new collection of poetry, A Thousand Mornings. In the interview, Oliver reflects on her disciplined morning routine and her … Continue reading

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New York Times Reports on Drop in Life Expectancy for Less Educated Whites

Though this is a news story from a few weeks ago, I thought it may be worthwhile mentioning on Broad Street Book Nerds. It’s a rather unexpected outcome of recent research, but in late September, the New York Times reported … Continue reading

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Alice Walker offers essential young activist reading list

Spelman College, long known for its history as a cultural center for Black arts in America, recently hosted author Alice Walker at the Women’s Research and Resource Center. The center, founded in 1981, focuses on women and children in social … Continue reading

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