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Susan Sontag Never Shied Away From Controversy Or Danger In Her Writing And Advocacy

Being a queer Jewish political activist, Susan Sontag was no stranger to controversy. Her sharply defined opinions on the gay community, culture and media, human rights, leftist ideology, and photography – along with a penchant for traveling to and writing about areas of conflict – gained her notoriety and literary acclaim throughout her career…

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Aleppo Activist Waad al-Kateab Turns Attention To Everyday Heroes Of War

Explosions, tanks, and soldiers chasing each other through a labyrinth of shelled-out buildings are what usually flash across the screen in reports of war. The news focuses on city names, points on a map, and alliances formed through conflict, but rarely are everyday workers shown continuing to make their living as the landscape changes around them…

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Sylvia Plath: The Art Of Dying

Sylvia Plath, whose one novel and two collections of poetry were received far better posthumously than when she was still alive, was a prolific and determined writer often overshadowed by her husband and her own gnawing sense of impending doom…

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