Archive - January 6, 2016

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Julie R. Dargis (Morocco 1984-87) Asks: What MORE Can You Do For Your Country?
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In Case You Haven’t Heard Enough About The Hemingway Exhibition at the Morgan Library

Julie R. Dargis (Morocco 1984-87) Asks: What MORE Can You Do For Your Country?

Wake Up, Peace Corps! Lest you think me crazy, or worse, an irritant, let me assure you that I am not tying to shame. I am advocating for civilized debate. Yet, as Americans we are more interested in one man’s scripted quest for love then we are about our own welfare and that of our neighbors. On Monday, 7.5 million Americans in the 18-49 age group tuned into Season 20 of the Bachelor. Many were disappointed that there was only one brown-eyed crazy, although their interest was piqued with the inclusion of a set of blonde twins. How do I know this?  I also tuned in, spiking the documented viewers with the addition of the 50-78 demographic. Meanwhile, across the pond, the petition to ban Donald Trump from entering the UK was put on the docket in Parliament. The debate is scheduled to appear on www.parliamentlive.tv on January 18, 2016. . . .

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In Case You Haven’t Heard Enough About The Hemingway Exhibition at the Morgan Library

Thanks to a “heads up” from Bill Preston (1977-80) I heard that Leonard Lopate ( WNYC All Things Considered) interviewed the curator of the current Hemingway Between the Wars exhibit at the Morgan yesterday, January 5, 2016. Declan Kiely is the Curator and Department Head of Literary and Historical Manuscripts at the Morgan Library & Museum, he offered an inside look at the exhibit  which explores a vital period of creative development in Hemingway’s life between WWI and WWII, a period that influenced his seminal works. The exhibit includes rarely shown manuscripts, letters, photographs, drafts, typescripts of stories, first editions and artifacts. It runs through January 31. You can listen to the 16 minute interview. Here’s the link: http://www.wnyc.org/story/declan-kiely-discusses-hemingways-creative-explosion-during-interwar-period/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+%24%7 Blopate%7D+%28%24%7BLeonard+Lopate%7D%29&utm_content=%24%7Bfeed%7D

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