She Who Tells a Story

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by John Feffer Kathryn Wat, chief curator at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC, discusses the new exhibition of photography by women from Iran and the Arab world, “She Who Tells a Story.” Conducted on April… Continue Reading  

Fear of a Hot Planet

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by John Feffer An extreme weather event hits Norway. Finally shocked into doing something radical about climate change, Norwegian citizens propel the Green Party into government, where it declares an immediate suspension of oil and gas production. The new prime… Continue Reading  

The Flowers of the Arab Spring

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by John Feffer Egyptian photographer Amr Mounib and curator Dagmar Painter discuss an exhibition of Mounib’s photos of flowers and their connection to the Arab Spring. Filmed at the Gallery Al-Quds at the Jerusalem Fund in Washington, DC on April… Continue Reading  

The Pentagon’s Potlatch

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by John Feffer Among the Kwakiutl and several other indigenous cultures of the Pacific Northwest, the potlatch was a ritual of hospitality. The host would invite guests to a big feast and then distribute gifts. The distribution was a way… Continue Reading  

The Children’s Crusade

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by John Feffer In 1954, a single book destroyed the popular notion that children are innocent souls. In that book, a plane of such innocent souls crashes on a deserted island. There, in a paradise of coral and coconuts and… Continue Reading