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In a statement after Tuesday’s clashes, [Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton] urged restraint but described the Egyptian government as ‘stable’ and “looking for ways to respond to the legitimate needs and interests of the Egyptian people.” “‘Stability’ is a very pernicious word” [Mohamed ElBaradei] said. “Stability at the expense of 30 years of martial […] more!

Both Sunday’s and Monday’s papers contained stories referencing the difficulties and power dynamics of how cultural histories are recorded and presented. The Long, Thorny Path to a National African American Museum, NY Times, 1.23.11 Art Exhibit Stirs Up the Ghosts of Zimbabwe’s Past, NY Times, 1.24.11 Tweet more!

Every book in the NY Times Book Review and best sellers lists that I’d like to read. As a somewhat slow reader it takes me 2 weeks minimum to read a book. Would take me 32 weeks at best – 3/5 of a year.  Compounded by the new books reviewed every week… Tweet more!

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“In Afghanistan, Insurgents Let Bombs Do the Fighting” – NY Times, January 18, 2011 Tweet more!

Possible Answers: Passive, Coddled, Vacation, Entitled, Escapism, Spare, Privilege, Worldview, Yuppie, Leisure, Sales, Disappointment Tweet more!

Based on written descriptions of Americana objects new to the antiques market appearing at major auction houses. “Antiques That Tell Tales” – NY Times 1/14/11 The mean household income in the US is $49,777 annually. (US Census Bureau) Tweet more!

Untitled (Smithsonian Museum of American History) Responding to numerous stories referencing anti-immigration sentiments. Tweet more!

“Most people at the ranges said that, if anything, the shooting would cause more people to carry guns as a means of self-defense, rather than cause a retrenchment in the form of stricter laws.” In Tuscon, Guns Have a Broad Constituency – NY Times, Jan. 11, 2011 Tweet more!

24 Hour News Cycle From ‘The National Rose Garden Series’ Tweet more!

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“…lawmakers are considering a move to create two kinds of birth certificates in their states, one for the children of citizens and another for the children of illegal immigrants.” (NY Times, Jan. 5, 2011 – On Immigration, Birthright Fight in U.S. Is Looming) Tweet more!

I was  ________________________ . WORD BANK: a songwriter an actor with broad range a tv and film actress a restless poet a political activist in Hong Kong an Australian realist author a philosopher a conservative tycoon a documentarian an anorexic model a postage stamp designer a jazz pianist founder of a humanitarian aid group an […] more!

“The unidentified 26-year-old man tried to kill himself by jumping from the ninth floor of his building on West 45th Street near Eight Avenue around noon. The man landed on a pile of garbage bags that cushioned his fall, police said.” (AM New York, Jan. 3, 2011) Tweet more!

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