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“When you remove the burden of representation, as an artist you get wings”: Touré on post-blackness

Cultural critic Touré, author of Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness?, has a fascinating conversation with Soundcheck host John Schaefer about the increasingly fluid relationship between identity and race (something I occasionally try to get at in my own series of posts … Continue reading

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What is an American?

America is 235 years old this week, so it seems like an appropriate time to ask: What does it mean, today, to be American? Some perspectives below:

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“Democracy beyond anatomy”

Yet another brilliant TED talk. Bioethicist and social activist Alice Dreger talks about the fuzzy boundaries between our disconcertingly unstable biological categories; the shift from supernatural to natural explanations for the world; the basis both within and beyond biology for … Continue reading

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