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Call for Submissions: Politiku

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

When Huffington Post blogger Susanna Speier decided on a whim to start writing Haikus about current political events (a feature she dubbed “Politiku”), she didn’t expect to start an internet sensation. However, shortly after she began the project during the 2008 Democratic National Convention, her usually low-traffic personal blog blew up and she knew she was [...]

Remixing the Obama Inauguration

Friday, February 6th, 2009

D.C-based writer and photographer Emily Troutman has received a lot of attention this week for this stunning photo essay in which she asked D.C. residents to choose a single word to express how they feel about our new president.
President Obama: Words for How We Feel Now from Emily Troutman on Vimeo.
Participants were given the [...]

The Winners of the “Six Words to Inspire a Nation” Are…

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

As reportered yesterday on NPR’s All Things Considered, SMITH’s mashup with the National Constitution Center for Six Words to Inspire a Nation was a smash. We asked readers and museum-goers to suggest the half-dozen words they want to hear from President-elect Obama at his inauguration on January 20. Our team of judges—journalist Farai Chideya, Freakonomics [...]

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