Category: Open Arts

A MOST REMARKABLE CREATURE by Jonathan Meiburg

I didn’t want this book to end. Really, I didn’t. Part natural history, part evolutionary biology, part adventure epic, all fascinating. Science, philosophy, history, biography. This book satisfied on so many levels. I just soaked it up. Jonathan Meiburg offers us a riveting portrait of these fascinating birds – genus caracara. Intelligent and resourceful, historically

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Crazy Brave by Joy Harjo

I was introduced to Joy Harjo through an On Being interview. She is primarily a poet, but she also plays the saxophone both solo and with pulled-together players she often calls the Arrow Dynamics Band. She became the first Native American Poet Laureate in 2019 and will serve through 2021. Crazy Brave is her memoir

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The Unfit Heiress: The Tragic Life and Scandalous Sterilization of Ann Cooper Hewitt by Audrey Clare Farley

I learned about Farley and her newly published book when I attended a zoom book tour. Farley’s well researched reporting on the popularization of eugenics at the turn of the 20th century is eye-opening. Farley’s work shines a light on very disturbing practices that have been legally supported by the Supreme Court (Buck v. Bell,

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