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Stacy Schiff

How I Escaped Puritanism's Creepy Side By Embracing Its Noble Side

Jim Sleeper | Posted 11.16.2015 | Religion
Jim Sleeper

Do we now nervously satirize, demonize, and commercialize the Puritans in order make them take the blame for our own, much darker side? Would it disorient us to imagine, as I did this fall, that some of them knew more than many of us do about looking into the human heart?

Debunking The Biggest Misconceptions About The Salem Witch Trials

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 10.28.2015 | Arts

If you read "The Crucible" in high school, you probably think you have a pretty solid understanding of the Salem Witch Trials. Author Stacy Sc...

The Point Of Christmas Pageants

Rick Hamlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rick Hamlin

The Christmas story has what all great stories must have: the characters become changed, the shepherds leave their flock, the wise men follow a star, a young father trusts a dream and a girl becomes the mother of God.

WATCH: Jon Stewart

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"Cleopatra is the most well known woman we don't know," Jon Stewart said to Stacy Schiff, the Pulitzer Prize winning author of the new book "Cleopatra...

How Did These 11 Iconic Images Of Cleopatra Get It All Wrong?

Stacy Schiff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Stacy Schiff

As a cultural icon she makes for an inexhaustible shape-shifter, mixing herself up with Eve, the Virgin Mary, Aphrodite, Salome, Wonder Woman.