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Rhythm of the Refugee Exhibit

Under the dictatorship of Pol Pot, an estimated 95% of Cambodia’s musicians and artists were executed in just four years. Several of the few who survived are preserving Cambodia’s traditional repertoires and teaching them to the next generation of Cambodian Americans in Oakland, many of whom are re-composing and creating …

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Making Quiet

My urge to check my phone—that ever-present, flashing, buzzing weight in my pocket—has reached the level of addiction. The reasons are admirable. I want to read the latest news about the world. All the time. When I’m having dinner with friends, in conversation with colleagues, when I wake up—the urge …

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