Posts Tagged: alex mar

Notable NYC: 1/14–1/20

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Saturday 1/14: Carol Becker, Luisa Greenfield, Akil Kirlew, Caroline Koebel, Mark Roth, Morgan O’Hara, and Rachel Stevens celebrate the release of the latest issue of ELSE Journal. Powerhouse, 6 p.m., free. Carrie Bennett, Aimee Harrison, Marco Maisto, Kevin Mclellan, and Travis A. Sharp read with Small Portions. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

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Ponce de León, You Are Not the Forefather

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Aside from a few shared scribbles of genetic code, it is difficult to say exactly what keeps us tethered to our distant ancestors. Over at Oxford American, Alex Mar thinks through the implications of incorporating these stories into our personal narratives as she confronts the terrible deeds of her oft-claimed ancestor—the conquistador, Ponce de León. “This […]

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Notable NYC: 12/12–12/18

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Saturday 12/12: Diana Hamilton and Steve McCaffery join the Segue series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Many people read Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol. Housing Works, 1 p.m., free. Brian Matthew Kim, Ann Podracky, Jolie Hale, and Jason N. Fischedick join the Oh, Bernice! reading series. Astoria Bookshop, 7 p.m., free. Thomas Sayers Ellis, Ailish […]

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Exploring Witch Culture

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Alex Mar spent five years immersed in Paganism to write her book Witches in America, an examination of the practice and culture in America. Biographile speaks with Mar about the experience: In Paganism, there is a belief that of course, women should play important roles in their religious communities. As someone who was raised as […]

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