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‘In These Times: The Intricate Riddle of Life’

The first three episodes of the OMNIA podcast’s fourth season discuss the link between making art and making meaning, and how creativity shines a light on the way out of adversity in tough times, past and present.

Oscars 2022, predicted

Penn Cinema and Media Studies and Theatre Arts faculty make their predictions about this year’s Oscar winners—organized by category.

Brandon Baker



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KYW Newsradio (Philadelphia)

Writer, activist Lorene Cary preserves history through storytelling

Lorene Cary of the School of Arts & Sciences was interviewed about her passion for writing and her commitment to preserving Black history through storytelling.

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WHYY (Philadelphia)

Philadelphian Alain LeRoy Locke, the Father of the Harlem Renaissance, gets new historical marker in Philly

Dagmawi Woubshet of the School of Arts & Sciences spoke about the impact of “The New Negro,” an anthology edited by Alain LeRoy Locke at the onset of the Harlem Renaissance.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn professor awarded MacArthur genius grant

Emily Wilson of the School of Arts and Sciences spoke about being named a recipient of the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. “I’m excited about the publicity it potentially brings—not to me personally, but to the fields of translation, poetics, history,” she said. “And I hope it’s a way to get other people to engage in those fields.”

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Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane (WHYY-FM)

Lorene Cary’s ‘Ladysitting’

Lorene Cary of the School of Arts and Sciences spoke about her new memoir, “Ladysitting: My Year with Nana at the End of Her Century.”

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NPR

‘Ladysitting’ offers candor and a singular take on a tale familiar to many

Lorene Cary of the School of Arts and Sciences has published a new memoir called Ladysitting: My Year with Nana at the End of Her Century. The book explores complex family relationships and the history and effects of American racism.

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The New York Times

Bollingen Prize in American Poetry and nominees for the National Book Critics Circle and Edgar Allan Poe Awards are announced

Charles Bernstein of the School of Arts and Sciences has been awarded the Bollingen Prize in American Poetry. “I am overwhelmed at being in the company of my fellow Bollingen winners,” Bernstein said. “How great that ‘Near/Miss’ has been so warmly welcomed into the world.”

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