Social Impact

CULTURAL GROUND ZERO

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When I was growing up in Schenectady, New York, my mother would ask me to attend her symphony orchestra concerts. She played the flute. With the request, she would add, mockingly, “You need to get yourself some culcha.” I had no idea who or what she was mocking, but growing up in the 60s and 70s in my nearly all white suburb of Niskayuna (that’s right, Schen[...]

Introducing WhoWeAm on What Weekly

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WhoWeAm is a series of short films and articles exploring the notion that the world we create reflects a tangle of our biology, and the deeply embedded—often hidden stories that make us who we are. WhoWeAm, quite simply, is about Culture. Picture it as a huge octopus with a billion arms that reach out and touch each of our minds.

Let’s Mess With Texas

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Many of the two-hundred-plus people gathered at MICA for the CreateBaltimore event on January 15 were hacker/ techies, so tons of information about the event was posted, twitted, or otherwise disseminated even while the event was happening. That makes this column a retrospective. (You can find out all about it at CreateBaltimore.org, and also check out balti[...]

Murder Ink at Single Carrot Theatre

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On the fifth of January participants in Single Carrot Theatre’s recitation of Anna Ditkoff’s City Paper column, Murder Ink, entered a solid black room lit only by two candles. Once everyone was settled, those in attendance began reading aloud the names of every individual murdered in Baltimore City last year as a candle was lit for each one. After two hours,[...]