Alexandra Tursi

Alexandra Tursi edits the Visuals section of Identity Theory and also contributes to our Social Justice Blog. She is a 2005 graduate of Cornell University, where she studied political science. She is also a writer for Artscope Magazine. You can email her at tursita@identitytheory.com.

New Interpretation Takes “Waiting for Godot” to Post-Katrina New Orleans

"We took the very basic idea of theater, which is a relationship between an actor and an audience, and expanded that to build community."-Christopher McElroen, co-founder and executive director of Classical Theatre of Harlem-Beckett's Waiting for Godot has been lauded by many as the play of our time. (A recent British National Theatre survey determined …

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Major Jackson

Major Jackson

Major Jackson's books of poetry include Hoops and Leaving Saturn. The latter was a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. His work has appeared in such publications as the American Poetry Review, Boulevard, and The New Yorker.

Father of Green Revolution Dies: Norman Borlaug, 1914-2009

"When wheat is ripening properly, when the wind is blowing across the field, you can hear the beards of the wheat rubbing together. They sound like the pine needles in a forest. It is a sweet, whispering music that once you hear, you never forget."-Norman Borlaug-Norman Borlaug is credited with saving 245 million lives. That's …

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