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Culture Corner: Black Composers and National Ballet Classes

Each week, we're sharing a few links to cultural experiences you can access from home during the pandemic, such as online concerts, theater and art. This week we suggest:

  • Gloria: A Life, a play about Gloria Steinem, one of the most inspiring women of the feminist movement, on PBS Great Performances (June 26 - July 24)
  • A virtual tour of The Sistine Chapel (with not a tourist in sight); and then listen to a clip from Allegri's Miserere, part of the first ever public recording made from the Sistine Chapel in 2015.
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Culture Corner: Fleabag, George Eliot and Handel

Each week, we're sharing a few links to cultural experiences you can access from home during the pandemic, such as online concerts, theater and art. This week we suggest:

Culture Corner: Dali, Disney and a Dream

Each week, we're sharing a few links to cultural experiences you can access from home during the pandemic, such as online concerts, theater and art. This week we suggest:

  • Salvador DalĂ­ & Walt Disney's Short Animated Film, Destino, set to "Time,"from Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon album.
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre (available June 15-28).
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Anti-Racist Reading Lists for Book Clubs

Recent protests against race-based police violence have influenced many in the United States to begin educating themselves on how to be antiracist. These events may also inspire book clubs to hold valuable discussions about fighting systemic racism and to consciously read more books from Black authors.

But with all of the reading lists flooding the internet right now, it can be difficult to know where to begin. So we've put together some focused lists for different types of reading that you can use as a starting point for antiracism discussions and actions in your book club.

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Culture Corner: Alan Bennett and Nina Simone

Each week, we're sharing a few links to cultural experiences you can access from home during the pandemic, such as online concerts, theater and art. This week we suggest:

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