Shane Curtin

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Politics, Ethics, Pyschology, Thillers, Classics

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Image: 1969 photo of Pruneyard construction, Mercury News, February 20th, 1985 It was November 1975; disco was at its height, flared pants abounded, and the United Nations had just adopted General Assembly Resolution 3379, condemning Zionism as a form of racism. High schoolers Michael Robins and Ira Marcus (students of San Jose’s Temple Emanu-El) and their teacher, Roberta Bell-Kligner, composed a petition protesting the UN resolution. On November 16, Robin and Marcus set up a table in the courtyard of Campbell’s Pruneyard shopping center (then just five years old) to collect signatures. Image: The Pruneyard courtyard as pictured in the...Read more...
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Presidents' Day? What is Presidents' Day anyway? Who exactly are we supposed to be celebrating? Washington? Lincoln? Anyone else? At a federal level, the holiday is Washington’s Birthday. The name “Presidents’ Day” is the result of individual states asserting their own preferences as well as advertisers popularizing their version of the holiday as an excuse to sell sundry items, notably mattresses. Numerous states have renamed the holiday ( Presidents’ Day, Washington & Lincoln Day, etc .) and created their own traditions. Some states celebrate all presidents, some just Washington, and others various combinations of presidents. Some states even honor people...Read more...
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Revisit the best of forgotten fiction as the Dusty Jackets blog series combs dark basements and cobwebbed corners to bear neglected masterworks into the light of your attention.Read more...