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Once Ground Zero, Always Ground Zero

At Ground Zero, we thought we’d grown immune to danger, fear, and death. Then the pandemic struck. Eight million strong, yet we’re alone on our germ-infested streets. ...

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COVID-19 Lockdown Women

Protest for Human Rights: What’s Michelangelo’s David Got To Do with It?

Today’s struggle for human rights has uncanny moments of déjà vu, as seen in a recent image from Turkey. Riot police confront the body of Michelangelo’s David, surging from the smoldering fires of a street protest....

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Human Rights #MeToo 1960s Counterculture Protest Women

The 1960s Counterculture and Today’s Intergenerational Marijuana Scene

A few months ago, while having dinner in Park Slope, Brooklyn, I was indulging in my favorite pastime: eavesdropping on other people’s conversations. At a nearby table, two couples, one young and one not-so-young, were sharing their thoughts about marijuana....

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1960s Counterculture Baby Boomers Berkeley

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