His election was a historic moment, he campaigned on a platform of hope, but did President Obama deliver? Leading authors have their say His election was a historic moment, he campaigned on a platform of hope, but did President Obama deliver? ... The Guardian, 3 hours ago
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A thought-provoking study of the limits of knowledge and a counterblast to the new atheism of Dawkins et al Regardless of one's own beliefs (or lack thereof), the 17 essays in Pulitzer prize-winning novelist Marilynne Robinson's impassioned and ...The Guardian, 1 month ago
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Tamatea - Art and Conservation in Dusky Sound Explore one of this country's most precious, remote areas through the eyes of New Zealand artists.
To raise awareness of this project, and the area's unique place in New Zealand history, we invited a team of artists to discover Tamatea for themselves. In winter 2014 and summer 2015, two separate expeditions into southern Fiordland transported 26 ...Department of Conservation NZ, 2 weeks ago
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