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Cornwall weekend

A perfect weekend in Cornwall, in the northwest corner of Connecticut. This is essentially the Berkshires — but lower rolling hills, more farmland, etc. I did a lot of running and walking and was fascinated by various objects and scenes seen from the road. Here, below, is a selection of...

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RealArts internships

A new article in the Omnia features our RealArts internships program. In part because students who cannot otherwise afford to accept unpaid internships (alas, that’s now the norm) are generally shut out from such opportunities, RealArts’ paid internships have been mainly about enabling equal access for talented students who want to explore careers in arts...

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Sylvia Beach on boots in a time of Nazi anti-modernism (yes, not “books” but “boots”)

In a 1960 issue of Kenyon Review I came across a transcript of a conversation moderated by the literary historian of modernism, Jackson Mathews, with Sylvia Beach, proprietor of the famous Parisian modernist bookstore, Shakespeare & Company—haven for expatriate and local avant-gardists. She’s remembering what happened when a Nazi soldier...

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Kelly finds her university through a MOOC

When the ModPo team visited the San Francisco area last fall, Kelly Liu, a local high-school senior, joined us for the webcast in Mountain View and the meet-up/collaborative close reading in San Francisco. Kelly was an avid, active participant/learner/“student” in ModPo. Well, Kelly became very interested in the arts & humanities at Penn,...

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ModPo video subtitles now available in Arabic

Recently we put out a call for ModPo people worldwide who might like to help us voluntarily to translate video subtitles in various languages. The first video in the course—on Emily Dickinson—is now available in French, Chinese, and Arabic. We will be adding Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Russian and several other...