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Trending–Heroes and Icons

“Popularity” changes and is rarely “one-size-fits-all.”  We could see such trending last month in back-to-school clothing sales and, more significantly, the toppling of Confederate monuments that lionized slavery’s defenders.  Heroism is time and culture-sensitive.  This is equally true of the … Continue reading

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Twenty-first Century Genius

Two graphic novelists were among the twenty-three creative people recently awarded an annual MacArthur “Genius” grant, with its hefty prize money.  The MacArthur Foundation “celebrates and inspires the creative potential of individuals through no-strings-attached fellowships.”  I was delighted to see that … Continue reading

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Captaining America: Tales of Two Icons

What could Captain America and Helen Keller possibly have in common?  Read on . . . . As Independence Day approaches, movie theaters try to lure customers with patriotic blockbusters, or at least action-packed adventures, echoing the fight for freedom … Continue reading

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