How do we define who we are?

Title

The Porcupine’s Dilemma

Author

Schopenhauer, Arthur

Type

Reading

Overview

Nineteenth-century German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer wrote extensively on motivation, desire, and the relationship between the individual and society. Sometimes called “the philosopher of…

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Title

Learning to Love America

Author

Lim, Shirley Geok-Lin

Type

Reading

Overview

Born in Malacca, Malaysia in 1944, Shirley Geok-Lin Lim was raised by her Chinese father and emigrated to the U.S. as a young woman. The author of several books of poetry, short stories and…

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Title

Juicy

Author

B.I.G, Notorious

Type

Audio

Overview

"Juicy" is a single by American hip hop artist, The Notorious B.I.G., and his solo debut single from his 1994 debut album, Ready to Die. "Juicy" is a rags-to-riches chronicle, detailing…

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Title

My Optimism

Author

Yanxiang, Shao

Type

Reading

Overview

Chinese poet and essayist Shao Yanxiang was born in 1933 in the Zhejiang province of China. During the mid-1950s, Yanxiang became critical of the new China and began publishing satirical essays. For…

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Title

Kalounna in Frogtown

Author

Wyeth, Jaime

Type

Image

Overview

Born in southeastern Pennsylvania in 1946, James (Jaime) Browning Wyeth joined a family of artists. His father was the famous painter Andrew Wyeth, and his paternal grandfather, N.C. Wyeth, was a well-known…

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