The Silk Road: History, Ideology, Aesthetics

The Silk Road is an overview of the ancient trading network that connects the east and west, that changes the peoples’ views of the world, aesthetic tastes, arts, etc. in various cultures on the route.

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The Silk Road is an overview of the ancient trading network that connects the east and west, that changes the peoples’ views of the world, aesthetic tastes, arts, etc. in various cultures on the route.

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PATERSON, NJ - A 31-year-old Paterson man was shot and killed in the early hours of Saturday, according to law enforcement.

In a statement, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald announced that members of the Paterson Police Department responded to the area of Godwin Avenue and Summer Street on a report of shots fired at approximately 5:22 ...

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“We are grieving as a ...

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The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

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“3rd September 2017

Dear Mr. Wrexham,

I know you don’t know me but please, please, please you have to help me.”

 

With this intriguing opening, Ruth Ware launches her fifth  novel, The Turn of the Key, a mystery reminiscent of Gothic novels in its sinister and dark tone. However, the novel is ...

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Tidelands by Philippa Gregory (Atria Books, 2019)

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Christmas Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

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First, I would like to wish everyone a very Happy and Healthy New Year!

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To the Editor: Not the First Time Montclair Leader Mentions Jews

To the Editors:

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Two or three years ago, I attended an event at the firehouse on Pine Street hosted by Montclair Cares about Schools.  Mr.

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