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Guide to Pride: Titles Spotlighting the LGBTQ Experience

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/or Questioning (LGBTQ) Pride Month is celebrated every year in June.

It includes such festivities as parades, parties, picnics, workshops, symposia, concerts, and all manner of public events that attract millions of participants around the world.

In the United States, Pride Month has historically been observed in June to commemorate the anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion in New York City.

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Pick Up a Pulitzer Prize Winner!

Image of Pulitzer Prize Medal
Although the official Hollywood awards season may be long over—so long, Emmys, ta-ta, Oscars, goodbye, Golden Globes!— the biggest awards in publishing were just announced last week: the Pulitzers.

I love the Pulitzer Prizes because they celebrate outstanding prose in all its forms. They aren’t limited to only books, like the National Book Awards, or only novels, like the Man Booker Prize. Now in their 101st year, the Pulitzer Prizes recognize outstanding achievements in the fields of journalism (newspaper, magazine, and Internet), music composition, and literature.

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Learning a Second Language as an Adult

Children are like sponges. It is easy for them to learn a second language. But what about for an adult?

Growing up, I took fourteen years of French (this is not an exaggeration).

9 years in grade school and 4 years in high school.

As an adult I can understand the language, but unfortunately cannot speak it.

I thought, maybe foreign languages wasn’t my thing.

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