Walt Disney testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee claiming that communists once ‘took over’ his studio.
The custodians of one of Hollywood’s most reliable cash machines have been careful to sidestep political minefields that might remind customers of a realm outside the Magic Kingdom.
A portrait of Harriet Tubman in 1878.
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Harriet Tubman has long been known as a conductor on the Underground Railroad leading enslaved Black people to freedom. Less known is her role as a Union spy during the Civil War.
Fresh grizzly bear tracks in Yellowstone National Park.
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Parks and refuges are important for conservation, but without connections, they’re like islands. Linking them by protecting land in between makes it possible for wildlife to move over bigger areas.
Tsvi Reiter, Yvonne Reiter and Hei Le participate in Yvonne’s bat mitzvah ceremony, which was performed over Zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Judith Kaplan became the first American bat mitzvah in 1922. The Jewish coming-of-age ceremony has become more popular for girls ever since.
A painting by Nicolas Poussin titled ‘The Athenian Plague’ shows people dying of the plague.
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A scholar of ancient Greek literature goes back to the account of Greek historian Thucydides on the spread of plague and finds parallels in the American response to the health crisis today.
A part of the fresco “Triumph of Galatea,” created by Raphael around 1512 for the Villa Farnesina in Rome.
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A scholar of early Greek classics explains what the myth of the weapon-carrying god of love, Cupid, a child of the gods of love and war, conveys about the pleasures and dangers of desire.
Law enforcement officials outside Congregation Beth Israel synagogue on Jan. 15, 2022, in Colleyville, Texas.
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Myths related to Jewish conspiracies to control the world have long circulated in the US and continue to fuel hatred.
On Jan. 15, 2022, coastal areas across California were placed under a tsunami warning.
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Tsunamis aren’t just bigger-than-average waves. Triggered by undersea earthquakes or volcanic eruptions like the one in Tonga, they are fast, massive and potentially destructive. Here’s why.
Tens of thousands of members of Iraq’s Yazidi religious minority are now living in shelters and camps.
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In 2019 a scholar visited the Iraqi Kurdistan, where Yazidis have been resettled. He explains their religious beliefs and their current conditions.
The lighting of the National Menorah in Washington, D.C. in 2012.
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Every president since Jimmy Carter has recognized Hanukkah with a special menorah lighting ceremony.
Emblems of America’s epidemics.
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The number of fatal drug overdoses in the US over a 12-month period has surpassed 100,000 for the first time. Fentanyl is the main driver of the spike in deaths.
An antisemitic cartoon called “The Dream of the Jew Realized,” in The Judge magazine.
The Judge magazine 1882
In the late 19th century, a satiric weekly stoked fears about how Jewish immigrants would change New York City’s character.
In reprioritizing public health, the U.S. limited its ability to respond quickly and effectively to the pandemic.
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While neoliberalism has allowed U.S. markets to grow, the resultant stunted public health system left Americans to figure out how to protect themselves from COVID-19 and its fallout on their own.
As they grow older, girls increasingly see political leadership as a “man’s world.”
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As young children learn about politics and political figures, they internalize the idea that politics is a man’s world, which ultimately means political representation is heavily skewed toward men.
Colin Powell, ici au Pentagone en compagnie du secrétaire d'État à la défense et futur vice-président Dick Cheney en 1989 lors d'une conférence de presse sur l'intervention américaine au Panama, fut à la fois un haut gradé de l'armée multi-décoré et un responsable politique de premier plan au sein de l'administration de George W. Bush.
Colin Powell, par sa carrière militaire et politique, fut un pionnier pour les Afro-Américains. Mais plus qu’un symbole d’intégration, il était celui de la complexité de l’identité noire américaine.
The Rev. Selena Fox of Circle Sanctuary does a ritual of remembrance at the grave of a Wiccan soldier killed in Afghanistan.
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Samhain will be particularly poignant this year for Wiccans who are members or veterans of the US military as they process the end of the 20-year war in Afghanistan.
A complex legacy.
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A scholar of African American studies explores how the former secretary of state, who died at 84, dealt with what WEB DuBois described as the ‘double-consciousness’ of being Black and American.
People in attend a talk at the American Atheists National Convention in 2014. Many Americans remain distrustful of atheists, surveys show.
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Americans are getting more comfortable with new forms of spirituality, but their views of atheists are still complicated.
The U.S. Capitol Police are making security preparations for the planned rally.
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Groups who share support for white supremacy say they are planning to return to the nation’s capital for a demonstration to support those arrested for their roles in the Jan. 6 insurrection.
For as little as $20, you can now own a tiny piece of a valuable work of art.
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Art is a risky investment, with estimated long-run returns, on average, below stocks. But investing in artworks may provide diversification to an investment portfolio, as well as enjoyment.