In this story, there is a girl and there is a donkey. What good friends they are, and they began as strangers! He …
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What would a safety net look like for gig workers at Uber, Lyft, and other companies of the internet-based ...
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The word region comes from the Latin regere, meaning “to rule.” It is etymologically related to the Latin regio or “district.” In turn, “district” comes from the Latin distringere meaning to “draw apart.”
In this sense, to speak of region is to speak of drawing “apart-ness”—of carving out distinct segments of territory, so as to establish, facilitate, and sustain rulership or dominion through(out) them ...
Thank the Pilgrims for America's Tradition of Separatism, Division, and Infighting
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December marks the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims’ landing at Plymouth, the moment habitually yet mistakenly thought of as the beginning of America. The conflation of New England’s history with that of the nation at large, encouraged by generations of Harvard-reared scholars, continues to warp Americans’ understanding of their past. By the time the Mayflower dropped anchor off Cape Cod …
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When the Ocean Temperature Plunges in the Winter, There’s Nowhere to Hide
Where I Go: Growing up Under the Rim
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Make Me California's Next Senator
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Artist and Social and Public Art Resource Center Co-Founder Judy Baca
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L.A. Times Assistant Managing Editor for Culture and Talent Angel Jennings
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Social Venture Partners Los Angeles Executive Director Christine Margiotta
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