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Haiku: “The Summer River…”

The Summer River Although there is a bridge, my horse goes through the water

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Babe Magnets

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Corporations Possess; Public Access Is Torn: Télévision Vérité. Liebography.

Although it’s tempting to disregard television as plebian entertainment, something I often do, the fact remains that there are near-limitless possibilities for challenging and fascinating television "programming," …

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John Edgar Wideman Portrait

The second African-American to win a Rhodes Scholarship, John Edgar Wideman is the author of 11 novels, including most recently Two Cities. He has also written four short-story collections and is a widely published essayist and social critic.

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John Waters Portrait

John Waters has made 15 films, including Hairspray, Pink Flamingos, Serial Mom, Pecker, and most recently, Cecil B. DeMented. He has also done some acting. Learn more about John Waters by visiting the Internet Movie Database and his faculty page at the European Graduate School.

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Studs Terkel Portrait

Studs Terkel authored over two dozen books, including: Hard Times, Working, RACE, The Good War (which won a Pulitzer), Coming of Age, My American Century, and The Great Divide.

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Robert Stone Portrait

Robert Stone has written five novels, including the National Book Award winner Dog Soldiers. Learn about him in his own words by reading this interview with Salon.

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Simon Schama Portrait

Columbia University history professor Simon Schama’s books include The Embarassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Cultures in the Golden Age (1987); Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution (1989); Dead Certainties (1991); Landscape and Memory (1995); and Rembrandt’s Eyes (1999). He has also been an art critic for New Yorker Magazine.

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John Sayles Portrait

Film auteur John Sayles has written 26 films, half of which he also directed. His films include Eight Men Out, Passion Fish, and, most recently, Limbo. He has also acted in over 20 movies. For more on Sayles and his films, visit the Internet Movie Database.

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Richard Price Portrait

Richard Price is both a novelist and a screenwriter.

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Michael Ondaatje Portrait

Micheal Ondaatje wrote The English Patient, which won a Booker Prize and was made into an Academy-award-winning film in 1996.

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Rigoberta Menchu Portrait

Rigoberta Munchu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992. She is a Guatemalan activist for indigenous people. In 1984, she composed her powerful autobiography, I…Rigoberta Menchu.

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Carl Hiaasen Portrait

If you want to know the skinny on Florida, ask Carl Hiaasen.

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Allen Ginsberg Portrait

Allen Ginsberg was the loudest voice of the Beat Generation. His controversial "Howl" is one of the most influential American poems since World War II. A Jewish, Homosexual, Tibetan Buddhist, Son-of-an-Insane-Communist, Ginsberg spent his later years teaching at Brooklyn College before his death in 1997. More info about Allen Ginsberg is available here.

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