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I AM TOTALLY NOT MAKING THIS UP. A NEW TV COMEDY ABOUT PHILANTHROPY

‘THE FOUNDATION’ premieres today, September 13 on Showcase. Here’s the trailer! And here’s the blog.

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SUMMER OF LOVE IN WASHINGTON, DC!

This is firefly season in Washington, the best and brightest in several years. Scientists say a wet spring has made a lightning-bug-friendly region even more so, and hordes of the insects are now spending the last days of their lives … Continue reading

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PARTNERSHIPS AND COLLABORATION: IKEA AND MAMMOTH MUSIC THEATER

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NEW IBP RESEARCH CORRELATES DATA ON EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

This is truly amazing!

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GRANTMAKERS FIND MANY WAYS OF REDUCING STRESS DURING THE RECESSION

GIA board member John Killacky, San Francisco Foundation.

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WHAT'S UP? WHAT'S DOWN?

There seems to be a spate of news about what’s selling well during the recession, including Candy NPR News Romantic Fiction Broadway shows Tattoos And, of course in addition to the obvious, what’s down: Shark attacks Urban Crime

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INSPIRED PHOTOS OF DETROIT'S DECLINE

Photographs by Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre.

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THE JAMES KALM ARTISTS ECONOMIC STIMULUS GRANT

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ya6_EKPrMVI&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0] Williamsburg artist James Kalm pays tribute to the Williamsburg arts community and take on the current recession at the same time. James and Kate came up with this conceptual performance piece titled The James Kalm Artists Economic Stimulus Grant.

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SHOOT THE RECESSION

Last week, Slate launched “Shoot the Recession,” a project in which readers were asked what the economic crisis looked like to them. The responses are available on the photo-sharing site Flickr. As of this writing, the Flickr pool is home … Continue reading

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RETHINKING THE AMERICAN DREAM

But let’s face it: If Moss Hart, like so many others, was able to rally from the depths of the Great Depression, then surely the viability of the American Dream isn’t in question. What needs to change is our expectation … Continue reading

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