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Opinion: Palestinians refuse to go gentle into that good night
07-15-2023 2:00 PM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at theotherazzi.wordpress.com. “And you, my father, there on the sad height,” wrote Dylan Thomas, “Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray. Do not go...


Opinion: America has never been colorblind
07-09-2023 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at theotherazzi.wordpress.com. ‘What,” Malcolm X once asked, “do you call a Black man with a Ph.D.?”Answer? You call him n****r.High above the bench, on the north...


Opinion: Showing hospitality to strangers
07-02-2023 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at theotherazzi.wordpress.com. ‘A person can only be born in one place,” Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish wrote. “However, he may die several times elsewhere: in...


Opinion: Celebrating Hajj and Eid al-Adha within America’s Public Square
06-25-2023 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at theotherazzi.wordpress.com. ‘Purify My Temple for those who will walk around it ...” the Qur’an instructs humanity. “...they will come unto thee on foot and on...


Opinion: Mirroring ordinary people
06-18-2023 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at theotherazzi.wordpress.com. Eight months ago I wrote: “For much more than a decade, I have been witnessing walls being built, screens being erected, communities...


Opinion: Embracing pride: Understanding sex, gender, and freedom
06-11-2023 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at theotherazzi.wordpress.com. I worry about Riley.I wonder, too, if I should have known more, been more supportive, more appreciative of their courage.Riley, as...


Opinion: Confronting the persistence of race
06-04-2023 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at theotherazzi.wordpress.com. “Ask the wretched how they fare in the halls of justice, and then you will know, not whether or not the country is just, but whether...


Opinion: ‘Where can we find light in this never-ending shade?’
05-30-2023 11:31 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at theotherazzi.wordpress.com. The first book I ever received as a gift was “Trixie Belden and The Red Trailer Mystery.” Arthur, my best friend, gave it to me for...


Opinion: Embracing the Rebel Girl, that’s who we are
05-21-2023 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at theotherazzi.wordpress.com. On April 19, 1909, in the village of Tabriz, a 24-year-old American, Howard Baskerville, a recent Princeton graduate who had gone to...


Opinion: The contested historical marker is about more than Elizabeth Gurley Flynn
05-14-2023 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at theotherazzi.wordpress.com. Thomas Wolfe wrote, in a novel posthumously published in 1940, “You Can’t Go Home Again,” about an author who writes about his...


Opinion: Tucker Carlson was wrong. That is how white men fight.
05-07-2023 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at theotherazzi.wordpress.com. “It was three against one, at least,” Tucker Carlson observed in a text message obtained by the New York Times which had been...


Opinion: Today’s Peyton Place: Guns, culture, cursive
04-30-2023 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at theotherazzi.wordpress.com. “To a tourist, these towns look as peaceful as a postcard picture,” “Peyton Place” author Grace Metalious once said. “But if you go...


Opinion: Where no one shall make us afraid
04-23-2023 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at theotherazzi.wordpress.com. As Ramadan was coming to a close this week I found myself thinking of people who have touched my life, including some whom I did not...


Opinion: We are each other’s other
04-09-2023 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at theotherazzi.wordpress.com. Over 20 years ago a friend returned from London with a gift, a signed copy of the British edition of Edward Said’s memoir, “Out of...


Opinion: American dystopia, from Greensboro to Waco to Nashville
04-02-2023 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at theotherazzi.wordpress.com. The Nashville Covenant School massacre, the 131st mass shooting in America this year, has rightly outraged most Americans. Cries...


Opinion: We are commanded to speak against injustice
03-26-2023 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at theotherazzi.wordpress.com. “Listen!” we are commanded. “I am standing at the door, knocking; if you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in and eat with...


Opinion: At least we shall have spoken
03-12-2023 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at theotherazzi.wordpress.com. “Palestinian activists have long supported the Black people’s struggle against racism,” Angela Davis, Black American academic and...


Opinion: As culture wars rage​, child labor ​persists
03-05-2023 6:04 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at theotherazzi.wordpress.com. “In Los Angeles, [migrant] children stitch “Made in America” tags into J. Crew shirts,” the New York Timesreports. “They bake dinner...


Opinion: Racism, it just never ends
02-12-2023 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at theotherazzi.wordpress.com. I remember the first time I visited the Parthenon. I was new to Greece and was invited to a late-night dinner in Plaka, an Athenian...


Opinion: Graced by crawdads singing
01-29-2023 6:00 AM

By ROBERT AZZI

Robert Azzi is a photographer and writer who lives in Exeter. His columns are archived at theotherazzi.wordpress.com. Recently, as I was celebrating yet another birthday, I was reminded of Howard Thurman’s observation that “The years, the months, the...

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