Browsing All Posts published on »April, 2011«

David Albahari’s novel Leeches explores antisemitism, mathematics, and Kabbalah – New York NY

April 28, 2011

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Leeches by David Albahari New York Journal of Books Today Boston and New York publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt releases Serbian-Canadian writer David Albahari‘s novel Leeches. Albahari is the author of 11 novels and 9 collections of short stories. His previous novel Götz and Meyer, which is about the Shoah, won the ALTA Translation Award and […]

Wetlands and waterways, Milford and Derby, CT Apr 17, 2011 – a set on Flickr

April 21, 2011

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View the photographs on flickr.com Between visiting Shosh’s family in CT before Pesach and 1st seder with my family in NY we spent a couple of nights at Hyatt Place (a 3 star hotel that we got for a 1 star price thanks to Priceline) in Milford, CT with day trips to Derby and West […]

The Unleashed Mind: Why Creative People Are Eccentric

April 16, 2011

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via scientificamerican.com …a combination of lower cognitive inhibition and higher IQ is associated with higher scores on a variety of creativity measures.

Human Rights Petition: Call for the Release of Ai WeiWei

April 13, 2011

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On April 3, internationally acclaimed Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was detained at the Beijing airport while en route to Hong Kong, and his papers and computers were seized from his studio compound.   We members of the international arts community express our concern for Ai’s freedom and disappointment in China’s reluctance to live up to […]

Petition to End the Faroe Islands’ Whale & Dolphin Slaughter | Sign the Petition | Animals Australia Unleashed

April 9, 2011

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via unleashed.org.au End the Whale & Dolphin Kill!: Every summer in the Faroe Islands, hundreds of pilot whales and dolphins are killed mercilessly. Sign the petition to help put an end to this bloody slaughter! http://www.unleashed.org.au/take_action/petitions/stop-the-faroe-islands-whal…

video: cat and dolphins playing together

April 8, 2011

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‘Good cholesterol’ nanoparticles seek and destroy cancer cells

April 8, 2011

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Read the article on hsc.unt.edu HDL (Good Cholesterol) is not only good for one’s heart, it can also help kill cancer cells.

Boy donates bar mitzvah money to help ‘Liberty’ musical make it to Broadway

April 7, 2011

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Boy donates bar mitzvah money to help ‘Liberty’ musical make it to Broadway Joanna Molloy Wednesday, April 6th 2011, 4:00 AM   Adams for News Jesse Naranjo (c.) stands with his mother Rachel, father Rodrigo, and sister Sophia. He donated all of his bar mitzvah money.     Read the entire article on nydailynews.com “A […]

Leonard Cohen is now an Everyman’s Library Pocket Poet – New York NY

April 5, 2011

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When Canadian poet and novelist Leonard Cohen decided to become a singer/songwriter four and a half decades ago he moved to New York City to launch his new career. New York is mentioned in his songs “Chelsea Hotel” and “Famous Blue Raincoat.” And today a New York publisher, Alfred A. Knopf, is publishing a selection […]

RIP poet Paul Violi 1944-2011

April 3, 2011

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April 03, 2011 Paul Violi 1944-2011 We are sad to report that our beloved friend Paul Violi died yesterday after months of contending with pancreatic cancer. Paul — a prince of a friend, a generous teacher, an inspiring poet — was perhaps the most consistently inventive poet of a singularly talented generation upon whom the […]