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#SpeakUP: Diane Dimond on Guardianship Abuse

Journalist Diane Dimond’s We’re Here to Help: When Guardianship Goes Wrong, published by Brandeis University Press this fall, is a first-of-its kind investigation into the ill-understood and unregulated state-run guardianships affecting 1.5 to 2 million Americans today. For University Press Week 2023, we asked Diane Dimond how she speaks up for victims of guardianship abuse, and how we can, too.    When did you first become interested in the subject of guardianship?  I first heard about a case of a

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“UnCharitable” in Theaters!

    “Everything You Know About Change… Is About to Change”     Based on the bestselling book Uncharitable, by Dan Pallotta, “UnCharitable,” the movie, is a one of a kind inquiry into the canon of contemporary philanthropy. This new documentary, directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal, challenges the assumptions we make about giving and the existing limitations on our capacity to enact change. In “UnCharitable,” Pallotta paves the way for a philanthropy primed to tackle the most urgent social issues of

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The Beauty of the Hebrew Letter

The Beauty of the Hebrew Letter From Sacred Scrolls to Graffiti Discover the artistry of the Hebrew aleph-bet with Izzy Pludwinski’s Latest Book!   Izzy Pludwinski‘s The Beauty of the Hebrew Letter is not just a book – it’s a complete visual chronicle of the Hebrew aleph-bet’s transformation from its earliest appearance in ancient inscriptions to its contemporary representations​. This book fills a noticeable gap in the field of calligraphy, a world where Latin, Chinese, and Arabic writing have been

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Fishing You a Happy Father’s Day

  Fire up the grill and turn on the game, Father’s Day is almost here! Still looking for gifts for the dads in your life? We’ve got you covered. Read on for a list of our best “dad books,” fit for history buffs, cinephiles, and fiction fiends alike. Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there, we couldn’t do it without you! View Books   War and American Life: Reflections on Those Who Serve and Sacrifice James Wright “Jim

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It’s a bird… It’s a plane… It’s a birder!

View Trailer Spring has melted slowly into summer and we can’t think of a better way to beat the than hunting for birds in the trees! From the lush Hudson Valley to the rolling hills of Maine, our birding books will guide you on a magical woodland journey, connecting you with the beauty of the wildlife around you. Take a break from work and escape to the wilderness. We promise you won’t regret it! Birdwatching in New York City and

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A groundbreaking collection of Black women’s literary work

Kristin Waters’s and Carol B. Conaway’s landmark edited collection Black Women’s Intellectual Traditions: Speaking Their Minds offers sophisticated commentary on primary sources and their vital traditions. In fact, this volumes brings forth a powerful and interwoven legacy of activism based in social and political theories that helped shape the history of North America. Named the 2007 Winner of The Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book Award for Best Anthology by the Association of Black Women Historians. Named to Fall 2017 fifty

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Georgia O’Keeffe: To See Takes Time

This is without question the best book ever written on O’Keeffe, and an invaluable resource not only for scholars but for the general public. It is accurate, insightful, and beautifully written.  The New Yorker To See Takes Time, and we hope you’ll take the time to view the historic works in MoMA’s new retrospective Georgia O‘Keeffe: To See Takes Time. You can read more about Georgia O‘Keeffe‘s life and influence in Roxana Robinson’s “Georgia O‘Keeffe: A Life.” About the Author

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Joy Ladin, author of The Soul of the Stranger: Reading God and Torah From a Transgender Perspective, sat down with Michele Kirichanskaya of GeeksOut to speak about her writing, career, and relationship to Judaism as a member of the LGBTQ community. Speaking with Kirichanskaya, Ladin called The Soul of the Stranger “a book of intimate theology that grew out of a lifetime of thinking about and talking with God.” She continued: “I wanted the book to demonstrate that, contrary to

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A new documentary brings Dan Pallotta’s Uncharitable to life

Uncharitable goes where no other book on the nonprofit sector has dared to tread. This Spring, the bestselling “nonprofit sector manifesto” (The Stanford Social Innovation Review) is leaping from page to screen in a landmark documentary directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal and featuring Chris Anderson

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