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The Plight of LGBT Refugees

Gay, lesbian and transgender people fleeing persecution often struggle to find a place where they belong.

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20 Jun 2019

What Juneteenth Means to the Mascogo Tribe

They escaped American slavery and found their way to Mexico; now their descendants are returning to the U.S.

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18 Jun 2019

Revolution and Reform in the Early Modern Era

How the advent of the printing press revolutionized science and religion in the 16th century.

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07 Jun 2019

Ongoing Efforts to Recover and Return Nazi Plundered Art

Why the Nazi elite were obsessed with collecting stolen art and how we’re still grappling with these crimes today.

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05 Jun 2019

George Takei Inherits the “Better Part of Democracy”

How haunting childhood experiences at a Japanese-American internment camp led to “a new American Musical”.

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31 May 2019

The Benefits of Mindfulness: Fact or Fad

Can a meditation practice really help alleviate symptoms of stress and anxiety?

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29 May 2019

Why Sesame Street Still Matters After 50 Years

Hint: Because we are living in a multicultural world, and Sesame Street is a multicultural show.

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24 May 2019

Goth Goes Gray

How the aging post-punk movement is dealing with middle age, and beyond.

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21 May 2019

Are Unrealistic Beauty Standards Repressing Women?

Why the women of South Korea’s ‘Escape the Corset’ movement are trashing their makeup and cutting their hair.

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16 May 2019

“The Poem is Going to Surprise You”: Remembering W.S. Merwin

What the Pulitzer Prize winning poet taught us about life, death and embracing the unknown.

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26 Apr 2019