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Perspectives an ode to printmaker Charles Beck

Filmmaker Deb Wallwork, who just won the Grand Prize for “C. Beck” in the Independent Lens Online Shorts Festival, writes an evocative essay on the Fergus Falls printmaker.FROM MNARTISTS.ORG

Voice of religious progressives needs to be heard to win GLBT rights

“Bible Self-Defense” is the aptly titled series of community courses that wrap up this week in the Twin Cities. They’re designed for those who want to learn more about standing up for the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.

Twin Cities Daily Planet: ‘Complete freedom’

Ann Richards, 63, hiked 587 miles of the Appalachian Trail last summer; now she heads for the Peace Corps in Romania.FROM MINNESOTA WOMEN’S PRESS

How about a presidential debate on science?

In the last few weeks, marine biologists working in Papua, New Guinea, spoke about the need to ban fishing in certain parts of the ocean hard-hit by rising temperatures.

UMN News: Jack be nimble

Professor Jack Zipes motivates children to question the traditional stories they’ve been told and helps them create new ones.FROM UMN NEWS