Older Scripps Presents

May 2, 2017

Levitt on the Lawn: The Dustbowl Revival

Big, brassy, upbeat: The Dustbowl Revival’s vintage soul-meets-country blues has wooed critics and audiences alike. Named the best live band in LA by the LA Weekly, this octet, replete with tuba, […]

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October 12, 2016

Reproductive Rights and Barriers to Safer Conception for People Living with HIV in South Africa

Despite the call to integrate HIV and reproductive health services clinics in many settings around the world still fall far short of meeting the reproductive rights and needs of people […]

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August 16, 2016

How Islamist Intellectuals, Activists, and Militants Have Responded Differently to the West

Islamist activists in the Middle East have been fundamentally shaped by the political, intellectual, and religious challenges that Western influence has posed to their societies over the past century. Starting […]

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Introduction to Living Composition: A New Approach to Asian Music, Culture, and Spirituality

Over the last several years, Dr. Koji Nakano has composed cross-cultural works for Western and traditional Asian instruments, collaborating with musicians, dancers, and filmmakers in Asia, the U.S., and Europe. […]

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Will You Won’t You Want Me?: A Reading and Conversation with Nora Zelevansky

Nora Zelevansky novels are witty page-turners. Her heroines are sparkly and sassy: from Beatrice Bernstein in Zelevansky’s debut Semi-Charmed Life to Marjorie Plum who stands at the center of her […]

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From Trafficking to Terror: Connecting Two Global Wars

The “war on terror” and the “war on trafficking,” two seemingly separate initiatives, have become interwoven in recent years and conspire to castigate Muslim majority countries as sites of depravity, […]

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Mary Beard

Before Mary Beard came along, no one would consider the classics entertainment. But with a popular blog, “A Don’s Life,” and regular appearances on television, Beard has made a space […]

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August 1, 2016

Levitt on the Lawn: The Leftover Cuties

 “Jazz-pop that’s sweet as pie, but strong as whiskey.” —Buzzbands.la Featuring the sultry vocals and lilting ukulele of Shirli McAllen, this Los Angeles–based quartet is beloved for its retro-infused tunes backed […]

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Substitute: In the Classroom with Nicholson Baker

“A gripping and indispensable time-capsule of teaching and learning in the 21st century.” —Publishers Weekly Whether in fiction or non, Nicholson Baker‘s varied but genuine obsessions—music, newspapers, literature, familial dynamics, video […]

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We Gon’ Be Alright: Jeff Chang

  “His issues are our issues: this changing America, this complicated, polyglot future that some are already living in, while some are fighting to tear apart.” Novelist Daniel Alarcón For […]

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