Pointed and Fiery Oratory

Tawakkol Karman at UCSB Arts & Lectures 4/8/17 Campbell Hall

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Tawakkol Karman, journalist, activist and the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace prize, doesn’t mince words when it comes to women’s rights, democracy and human rights. She has spent many years on the front lines in the fight for freedom and dignity for the women of Yemen and the global south,…

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Sisterly Love?

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Well, not exactly! Poor Cinderella; she’s got 2 of the worst stepsisters in the history of fairytales. Of the thousands of variants from around the world on the story of a heroine who goes from terrible circumstances to exceedingly good fortune, the one that is named for the girl in rags and…

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Train of Thought

Colson Whitehead lecture @ UCSB Arts & Lectures 4/5/17 UCSB Campbell Hall

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Colson Whitehead is a writer of daring and provocative fiction and his subjects have ranged from dystopia to coming-of-age to zombies. The history of the “underground railroad” is fraught with a lot of misinformation but Mr. Whitehead ingeniously used one bit of it to write a Pulitzer Prize-winning best-seller. The alternative fact in…

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A Requiem to Remember

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The Brahms German Requiem has rarely been performed in Santa Barbara, but it was given its full and lush due by the Santa Barbara Choral Society in the expansive First Presbyterian Church. This beautiful work is, unusually for a requiem, non-liturgical and sung in German rather than Latin, reflecting Brahms’s…

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