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Without Reservation
New York Times | Nov. 25, 2012

In his 1936 essay "The Storyteller," Walter Benjamin drew a sharp distinction between prose fiction, meaning novels and short stories, and actual storytelling, meaning spoken narratives passed from one individual to another.

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On Wounded Knee
New York Times | Oct 24, 2012

Russell Mean, the Oglala Lakota Sioux protester, organizer and actor who led the American Indian Movement through an era of vivid, often violent protests in the 1970s, didn't win much in the way of fundamental political and social change. AIM had too much chaos and infighting for that.


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Russell Means, Who Clashed With Law As He Fought for Indians, IS Dead at 72
New York Times | Oct 23, 2012

Russell C. Mean, the charismatic Oglala Sioux who helped revive the warrior image of the American Indian in the 1970s with guerrilla-tactic protests that called attentionto the nation's history of injustices against its indigenous peoples, died on Monday athis ranch in Porcupine, S.D., on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

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Dispute Over Bill on Borrowed Art
New York Times | May 22, 2012

The lending and borrowing of famous artworks is the essence of cultural exchange between museums in the United States and abroad. So routine is the practice, and so universally valued, that the American government has traditionally protected it with a law that shileds a lent work from being seized by anyone with a claim to legal ownership while the art is on display here.

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