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The French composer Camille Saint-Saëns’s Danse Macabre or “Dance of Death” consists of drama and darkness. There is, at times, a lightness, a playfulness, and a sweetness, but always a dark undercurrent, an undercurrent of urgency and gravitas.

While performing at NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert, the cellist Yo-Yo Ma…

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“When you stir your rice pudding, Septimus, the spoonful of jam spreads itself round making red trails like the picture of a meteor in my astronomical atlas. But if you stir backwards, the jam will not come together again. Indeed, the pudding does not notice and continues to turn pink…

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The Olympic athlete’s journey is long and arduous. It takes heart, courage, and perseverance.

Yet Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Olympic athletes and the AAPI community in general is facing another difficulty: although hate crimes decreased by 7% overall in 2020, there has been an almost 150% increase in hate…

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Female leaders in the food world are underrepresented, especially female minorities. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, less than 20% of American chefs and head cooks are female. At prominent U.S. restaurants, women only occupy about 6% of the head chef positions. About 25% of the farmers, ranchers…

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