Wales and the Amazon: Taking responsibility for the impact of global imports

Image description: An area of deforestation A 2021 report by the World Wide Fund for Nature Cymru (WWF Cymru), the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Cymru (RSPB Cymru) and Size of Wales titled “Wales and Global Responsibility: Addressing Wales’ Overseas Land Footprint” emphasizes the ways in which Welsh imports of cocoa, palm oil, […]

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In Conversation with Tema Smith on Being Black and Jewish in North America

Image description: Tema Smith, curly haired and bespectacled, smiling.  Some time in March of 2021, I had the opportunity to speak to Tema Smith, who describes herself as a “diversity advocate, writer, and Jewish community builder.” My conversation with her took place via Zoom (as all pandemic-lockdown interviews happen to take place). From the comfort […]

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Refusing to Vanish into Thin Heir: Why we remain obsessed with the royals, come reign or shine

Image Description: Buckingham Palace and the Queen Victoria memorial  Time reported in August 1981 of “A splendid Prince, his beautiful Princess, a carriage, a crowd: fantasy come to life, a dream.” Lady Diana Spencer’s marriage to Prince Charles captured the public imagination for what it later emerged to be anything but: “a dream”. What followed […]

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