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An American Formerly Imprisoned in Iran Finds a Way to Break Out of ‘The Box’


After experiencing the horror of solitary confinement for over a year, Sarah Shourd now is using storytelling and the theater to heal herself and others.

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John Leguizamo Makes ‘Latino History’


The kinetic performer thought he’d sworn off solo stage shows, but a glaring failure of the American educational system has spurred him to create a hilarious new show to teach audiences the history we have been missing.

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Sherman Alexie on Writing ‘Thunder Boy Jr.’ for Brown Kids and Growing Into His Own Name


In his latest work, an illustrated children’s book, the acclaimed writer tackles new territory, drawing from his relationship to his name, his father and his tribal roots.

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Director Mira Nair on Who Decides What’s ‘Marginal’ and Why People Should Tell Their Own Story


In “Queen of Katwe,” the “Monsoon Wedding” filmmaker turns to Uganda to capture the tale of a young, rural chess prodigy and remind us that genius is everywhere.

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Arts and Culture : Book Feature

Shaka Senghor: Out of ‘the Hole’ and Into the Light


After 19 years behind bars, including seven in solitary confinement, the best-selling author works for criminal justice reform—and for those he left behind.

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Not Dissecting ‘Disgraced’ With the Pulitzer Winner’s Playwright


Ayad Akhtar wants audience members to decide for themselves what his play, about the complexities of identity and hidden prejudices in post-9/11 New York, is saying.

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Anna Deavere Smith Gives a Crash Course in the School-to-Prison Pipeline


Her solo show examines how favoring incarceration over education puts marginalized minors at risk. 

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Emily Wilson
Emily Wilson

Based out of San Francisco, Emily Wilson is a radio and print reporter. She has been published in NPR, Latino USA, Agence France-Presse, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Los Angeles Times, SF Weekly, Edutopia, The Women’s Media Center and Truthdig. She teaches at the City College of San Francisco, working with adults seeking to obtain high school diplomas.

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