Thoughts on the news today

THE FIRST SHORT STORY what bothered me was Chekhov’s “The Bet”. Until then, narrative resolution had meant happy endings. Rip van Winkle may find upon awakening that twenty years have passed, or castaway Sinbad will see that his only hope for survival is to hang on to the giant boulder, …

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Sugar Land seeks artists to decorate mental health boxes

SUGAR LAND, Texas – In partnership with To Write Love on Her Arms, a nonprofit movement dedicated to presenting hope and seeking help for those struggling with depression, drug addiction, Self-harm and suicidal thoughts, the town of Sugar Land is looking for local artists to help decorate small wooden information …

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Green Room: Immersive art and craftivism

Long live Van Gogh The highly publicized multisensory experience Van Gogh alive opens in Adelaide tomorrow in a purpose-built 1860 m² “digital gallery” on the former Le Cornu site on O’Connell Street. The place, dubbed the Grand Pavilion, took six weeks to create and would give visitors the feeling of …

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A year of premieres in Rockwall, Texas

The Jewish community of Rockwall, Texas recently celebrated its first bar mitzvah in the city’s history. Since a few months, thirteen years Ilan Parnes prepared diligently for this special rite of passage, and on Shabbat he read Torah in front of his family and friends. It has been a year …

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