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NYC: If you haven't yet seen the stunning "Solid Light Works" show by Anthony McCall at @PioneerWorks_, do. It moved me the way Rothko moves people. The poetics of physics, of space and light, at its most enchanting. https://t.co/hEjB7FxBjc
“Biologically, physiologically, we are not so different from each other; historically, as narratives — we are each of us unique.”

Oliver Sacks on the building blocks of personhood and how our internal stories shape our identity https://t.co/vyixmftnkI
Kerouac on kindness and the self illusion https://t.co/7eq8gfyt5Y
In memory of Orwell, who died on this day in 1950, haunting illustrations of his 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' https://t.co/WWyHwlWbqk
“I am bombarded yet I stand.”

Adrienne Rich's timeless ode to history's unsung women of science https://t.co/SH0M4R4FSI #WomensMarch
"This struggle of the human female toward sex equality will end in a new sex order,with the female as superior. The modern woman…is but a surface symptom of something deeper and more potent fermenting in the bosom of the race."Tesla, feminist https://t.co/d933WypqKC #WomensMarch
How astrophysicist Joselyn Bell revolutionized our understanding of the universe by discovering pulsars, was excluded from the Nobel Prize for her own discovery, but paved the way for women in science anyway https://t.co/kTszavo6Cq #WomensMarch
Pause-giving French short film imagines a world with reversed gender stereotypes and norms https://t.co/HHEuEw574G #WomensMarch
In honor of #WomensMarch, the story of how pioneering firefighter Brenda Berkman won women's right to heroism https://t.co/KJiGR7Dadd
"Women have often felt insane when cleaving to the truth of our experience. Our future depends on the sanity of each of us."

For #WomensMarch, Adrienne Rich: https://t.co/6SlLgkLWwE
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