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Disability, Diversity & Performance

We explore ways the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act led to more inclusivity in the arts, and how we all benefit.

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19 Dec 2018

Heloise and Abelard: Fact, Fiction and Forbidden Love

How this 900-year-old tale crosses the lines between history and literature to tempt our appetite for tragic romance.

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07 Dec 2018

American Prohibition Law: Fake Rabbis and Other Loopholes

How scofflaws took advantage of religious exemptions to the Volstead Act and undermined the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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05 Dec 2018

School Nurses and the Student Mental Health Crisis

Exploring the pivotal role of nurses in providing mental health support to young people with anxiety and depression.

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27 Nov 2018

Thank You, Stan Lee, For Heroes Who Are Like Us

How the legendary comic book creator built a new American mythology that we can all be a part of.

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19 Nov 2018

The Rebel and the Reformer

Exploring the different approaches – and different personalities – of birth control advocates Margaret Sanger and Mary Ware Dennett

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16 Nov 2018

Honoring Armistice Day with Forgotten Voices of World War I

Women poets reveal intimate perspectives on the scope of devastation during the Great War

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09 Nov 2018

Fashion Faux Pas at the 1965 Melbourne Cup

Remembering when “It Girl” Jean Shrimpton’s raised hemline raised eyebrows at the Australian horse race

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05 Nov 2018

What’s Love Got to Do with the Balfour Declaration?

How the British prime minister’s affair may have set Middle Eastern turmoil in motion during World War I

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02 Nov 2018

“Night of the Living Dead”: 50 Years of Horror & History

Is one of most influential horror films ever a work of violence porn – or genius social allegory?

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31 Oct 2018