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Songs of Conscience, Sounds of Freedom: Protest song exhibit at the Woody Guthrie Center

The exhibit showcasing protest songs and the artists that wrote them is opening May 21st, at the Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It looks to be very well curated exhibition, with handwritten lyrics, instruments from various artists, (including Guthrie), song spotlights of various famous protest songs, some rare performance footage and interviews with artists, […]

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A corner way of living: Sumikko Garashi. Taking Kawaii back to the Tales of Genji

The kawaii craze can be traced back to Lady Murasaki. In her 11th century novel, The Tale of Genji, she used the word to refer to qualities which were pitiable, wretched, servile, wretched and forlorn. During the Shogunate period Japan became greatly influenced by Neo-Confucianism. This philosophy’s view of women was strongly patriarchial – women […]

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