We here at the PJC are all about Judaism reflected and refracted. What better way to celebrate the multiplicity and complexity of religious views than this interview with Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson about “God on the streets”? In this exciting installation of Faith Complex, Professor Dyson discusses his book Holler If You Hear Me: Searching for Tupac Shakur and the dynamics of spiritual belief in contemporary hip-hop with PJC Director Jacques Berlinerblau. Dr. Dyson is currently a professor [...]
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Emmy-nominated singer-songwriter ellen cherry cites Rainer Maria Rilke, American history, and her own journey from Catholicism to rationalism as inspirations behind her expressive musical style. The Baltimore-based artist, who takes her stage name from the artsy protagonist of Tom Robbins’ Skinny Legs and All, began experimenting with a guitar in her 20s. She has since received numerous accolades, including two Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Awards. In 2004, she founded her own studio and label, Wrong Size Shoes. In [...]