Do you really want to give up this right?

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In the last two years efforts have been launched in 39 states to require a photo id to vote. Last week a howl of protest went up when posters  were mounted in minority communities in Ohio and Wisconsin, warning about voter fraud. The message from the posters was clear – if you break the voting […]

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“This Rhythm is for you”

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Italian Singer Jovanotti Brings Italy and the World to Chicago By Valeria Faneli The Vic Theatre hosted Jovanotti’s concert on Oct.18 and reunited a consistent part of the Italian community in Chicago. Jovanotti, 46, is a great celebrity in Italy and all over the world. He is celebrating his International success with a tour in […]

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Women Know Their Rights

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Here’s a blog by a new member of our global blogging effort   By Saba  Jamshidi An Important Verdict in Madison On third Sunday of each month, since November 2011, a group of Iranian-American women in Madison, WI, gather to talk about a favorite social issue. In their meeting they want to inform, empower and […]

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This Halloween: Dress classy. Dance cheesy. We’re a Culture, not a Costume.

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As Halloween nears, whenever I teach late, I come home to find a different cast of characters galloping triumphant through my house, including Howl’s Moving Castle, pirate vs. ninja, kung fu masters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Steampunk, Goth Lolis, and more. A raucous combination of cosplay and Halloween, the spirit is festive, the creativity fun, the details impressive. Last week, even my old prom and wedding dresses were both trotted out and Steampunked. “Don’t you kids have homework to do?” And the background music in our house these past few weeks has been Psy’s “Gangnam Style” with its driving beat and in all its many variations.

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Written by on October 25, 2012