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Super Mario, Homer’s Odyssey, and the Meaning of Marriage
December 15th, 2017, 01:30 PM

Nintendo's Mario and Homer's Odysseus have more in common than you might think.

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The Cooking Classes that Americanized Jewish Immigrants
December 15th, 2017, 01:30 PM

At the end of the 19th century, a Wisconsin woman named Elizabeth “Lizzie” Black Kander tried to help immigrants assimilate, through the food they ate.

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What Counts as Natural Athleticism?
December 14th, 2017, 01:30 PM

Regulations banning performance-enhancing drugs raise as many questions as they answer.

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How a Postage Stamp May Have Helped Create the Panama Canal
December 14th, 2017, 01:30 PM

The decision to build a Panama Canal came about because of two lobbyists, one of whom thought a stamp would make a telling point.

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Early America’s Troubled Relationship With Monkeys
December 14th, 2017, 01:30 PM

The real and supposed resemblances between humans and non-human primates shaped American conversations about race and society.

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Are Reforms Part of Saudi Arabia’s PR Campaign?
December 13th, 2017, 01:30 PM

In September, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced to the world that it would begin licensing women to drive in 2018. Is it all part of a PR campaign?

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The Secret Sign Language of the Ottoman Court
December 13th, 2017, 01:30 PM

Deaf servants were favored companions of the Ottoman sultan, and their facility in nonverbal communication made them indispensable to the court.

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How Native Americans Taught Both Assimilation and Resistance at Indian Schools
December 13th, 2017, 01:30 PM

In the nineteenth century, many Native American children attended “Indian schools” designed to blot out Native cultures in favor of Anglo assimilation.

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Ask a Professor: Gabrielle Berlinger
December 12th, 2017, 01:30 PM

An interview with scholar and folklorist Gabrielle Berlinger, a professor of American Studies at the University of North Caroline Chapel Hill.

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What Gift-Giving Research Tells Us About Giving Tech Gadgets
December 12th, 2017, 01:30 PM

Whatever the gift, it’s worth stopping to think about how much we really want to entangle our gift-giving with the digital realm.

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