On Our Minds

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If William Shakespeare were immortal, he’d be celebrating his 450th birthday this week. We celebrate his literary legacy by revisiting a few of our favorite interviews about...
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The event was celebrated in the U.S. for the first time in 1970. This got us thinking about Anne’s search for environmental hope among the children of Randall Elementary...
 Inspired by the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements and by African-American activists and artists Giovanni’s poetry has become synonymous with the struggle of African-...
This week we mourn the death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Here's his English translator, Edith Grossman.
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Sara here: Selfies have been on my mind for a while, not only because of Ellen Degeneres' Oscars stunt.  I was scrolling through my Instagram feed recently and thought, "...

What's on This Week

04.20.2014
When’s the last time you took a selfie? You know, a snapshot of yourself that you share online. From feminist selfies to funeral selfies to politicians’ selfies, there’s been hot...
04.20.2014
Photographers capture heartache and agony. What does it mean for them? And what does it mean for us, those viewing the photos? Do these images create empathy? Compassion? Or...

Bonus Video: Imagining Possible Worlds Symposium

 

Acclaimed science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson recently visited Madison to take part in a panel discussion with To the Best of Our Knowledge, the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery and the UW Center for Humanities. The topic? How science and literature can help us envision the future.

Imagining Possible Worlds from To the Best of Our Knowledge on Vimeo.

Video courtesy of Wisconsin Public Television