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The danger of the single story

Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.  

2017-08-01T14:51:48-04:00November 26th, 2013|0 Comments

Elizabeth Gilbert: On genius

Regina recommended this TED talk by  Elizabeth Gilbert (the author of Eat, Pray, Love). Thank you, Regina, for this this video  about genius, the muse, life’s mysteries, the Divine, and the capriciousness of the creative process. Elizabeth externalizes and deconstructs genius and creativity. She speaks about “disembodied genius” and talking to the Creativity- and then puts creativity into an historic context, moving from ancient Greece, through the Renaissance and into rational humanism. She speaks about “taking [...]

2017-08-01T14:51:52-04:00November 22nd, 2013|1 Comment