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The Midterm Elections Sparked the Light of Hope for Better Health Care

This year, the November 6 midterm elections happened to coincide with a special Hindu holiday: Diwali (also called Deepavali), the festival of light. We celebrate light standing for justice, kindness, and compassion over the darkness of cruelty and ignorance. As a Hindu-American, a doctor, and a voter, I am celebrating the victory of light over darkness in many ways this week.

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This Groundbreaking Art Show Is Challenging the Prison-Industrial Complex

A groundbreaking exhibit challenging the criminal justice system will be opening on August 24 at the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston, Texas. Walls Turned Sideways is a group show with more than 40 artists. The exhibit is curated by Risa Puleo, who splits her time between New York, Texas and Europe. She attended Bard’s Center for Curatorial Studies Program and has a master’s in art history from Hunter College.

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