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Celebrating the American Spirit

by Julie Eakin

Those who cling to the romantic notion that art is unsullied by commerce could stand another hard look at Warhol’s soup cans. The pop master would likely have appreciated this rare new endeavor, in which romance and commerce abound... Read More

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This is Us

by Julie Eakin

Good books often give us some laughs and/or add to our knowledge about a relatively unknown subject. In addition to satisfying on both of those counts, this story had to be told—as a form of therapy and pride for its author, but mostly... Read More

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Moby-Dick in Pictures

by Julie Eakin

But he will still be hunted, for all that. What is best let alone, that accursed thing is not always what least allures. He’s all a magnet! To borrow from Herman Melville, the “accursed” things that attract us aren’t always... Read More

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Maintaining tbe Sacred Center

by Julie Eakin

Warriors throughout time and across the world have demonstrated that destroying a place people believe to be sacred can be as devastating to a community’s identity and sense of power as the annihilation of its people. Witness all of... Read More

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Gay in America

by Julie Eakin

“Nothing is worse than the self-hatred you feel when you are taught that something so integral to who you are is wrong,” reads the preface to "Gay in America" by photographer Scott Pasfield. His stirring portraits and interviews of... Read More

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Fasting for Ramadan

by Julie Eakin

Ramadan, the annual month-long fast, is one of the five pillars of the Islamic faith. Along with believing in the Oneness of God, praying five times daily, tithing a percent of one’s income to the needy, and making the “haj,” or... Read More

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The Convert

by Julie Eakin

America in the late 1950s and early 1960s wasn’t an easy place or time for a “misfit” to come of age. Margaret Marcus was an unpretty, unpopular, and very bright Jewish girl growing up in suburban New York, in an era that clung... Read More

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Fallingwater

by Julie Eakin

“Seventy-five years after its inception, Fallingwater affirms architecture’s prospect to engage the lyrical and visceral dimensions of human experience that arise from a direct engagement with nature.” So writes John M. Reynolds in... Read More

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