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Sara Wintz

Sara Wintz

Sara Wintz is an arts and culture writer based in Providence, Rhode Island. Her articles and interviews appear at The Creative IndependentArt PapersHTML Giant, and the Poetry Foundation’s official blog, Harriet. She’s the author of Walking Across A Field We Are Focused On At This Time Now (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2012) and she’s a graduate of Mills College and the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College.

Illustration of Mexican agricultural laborers forming a raised fist of solidarity

How “Measured Militancy” Empowered California’s Fieldworkers

When Mexican-American fieldworkers' strikes didn't net results, César Chávez led the Ventura County Community Service Organization in alternate tactics.
Two scientists in a hot air balloon

When Victorian Scientists Caught Ballomania

In a moment when scientists were working to fashion a credible identity for themselves, they had to decide how much showmanship was too much.