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Today in History: Chagall’s Ceiling: Unveiling at the Paris Opera 

Color. Joy. Whimsy. Life. A lyrical poem, marriage of art and music, celebration of light, embrace of vision, dream of humanity, glorious theater. Marc Chagall's stunning masterpiece on the ceiling of the Paris Opera was presented to the public on September 23, 1964 in the presence of thousands of guests. His work, a gift to France, …

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Would It Kill You to Talk about Death for an Hour? 

In fact, it didn't! Participants adopted a lively, healthy approach to discussing the Inevitable at a recent Socratic Conversation conducted by Ron Gross, co-chair of the Columbia University Seminar on Innovation in Education. Spurred by Sam Harris’ video, It Is Always Now (which looks philosophically at the present moment and why it’s important to live …

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Do not go gentle… 

Death is all around me and I cannot get it from under my skin - it absorbs me and ensourcels me - enfolds me in it mangy arms and grips...and holds...and squeezes the tears from my body, so that is feels they will pop from the skin on my fore-arms...my head...my legs and bleed into …

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