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Summer Reading: "A Dream in Polar Fog"

Posted on July 12, 2021

Photo by Hans-Jurgen Mager on Unsplash.

Stuck in a hot place this summer? Escape to snowy Siberia in Yuri Rytkheu's "A Dream in Polar Fog," translated by Ilona Yazhbin Chavasse. This novel excerpt tells the story of John MacLennan, a Canadian sailor who had a terrible accident in the Bering Strait, and is now being treated by a Chukchi shaman.

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"Learn until you're old:" 10 Chinese Idioms for AAPI Heritage Month

Posted on May 24, 2021

The Chinese idiom "Nine cows and one strand of hair" means . . ? (Image by Amber Kipp on Unsplash.)

Pop quiz: What does the Chinese idiom "Nine cows and one strand of hair" mean? If you don't yet know, you're not alone—non-English cultures can sometimes get short shrift in U.S. schools, but that is slowly beginning to change.

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