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19th Century

Death: The Beauty, the Mystery and the Power to Live

Denise DeSimone | Posted 09.01.2014 | Fifty
Denise DeSimone

Life is a series of deaths and rebirths. Death happens to our bodies every minute of every day yet; this process goes unnoticed because we are busy living life. Cells die. Skin dies. But the thought of the ultimate death stops us dead in our tracks.

Anchoring the Corner

Alice Carey | Posted 04.01.2014 | New York
Alice Carey

I've lived on the same block in Greenwich Village nearly all my life and for a good part of it next door to Annie Leibowitz. So when the cat that anchored the front of the house disappeared, I knew something was up. It probably sensed Annie was selling up and left first.

A Tour of the Future in Hong Kong

Peter Mandel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Names of cities are not just collections of letters. When you read "Rome" or hear "Hanoi" you get a firecracker flash. A row of mental lightbulbs pops on, you see a private marquee picture of the place, and then, when you think of something else, it's gone.

DISCOVERED: Identify Of Famous 19th Century Brain

Posted 01.29.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 01/29/2013 06:28 AM EST on LiveScience The identity of a mysterious patient who helped scient...

The Imagery of African American Identity and Raising Black Daughters in the Obama Era

Mark Anthony Neal | Posted 11.28.2012 | Black Voices
Mark Anthony Neal

Host and Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal is joined in the Left of Black Studios by Maurice O. Wallace, Associate Professor of English and African-American Studies at Duke University.

PHOTOS: 19th Century Letters Depict African-American's Lives

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 08.03.2012 | Black Voices

Life for an African-American southerner was a mixed bag of "troubles" and personal success circa 1841, experiences revealed in a series of 27 handwrit...

Three Tenors

Howard Kissel | Posted 06.07.2011 | Arts
Howard Kissel

In the unbelievable cornucopia of riches that is the New York classical music scene we had three recent examples of the latter sort of tenor -- all excellent.

"Not Caused By The Game": the Costs of Taking a Tackle in 1896 and 2009

Lapham's Quarterly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lapham's Quarterly

"Dementia Risk Seen in Players in N.F.L. Study," The New York Times, Sept. 30, 2009: A study commissioned by the National Football League reports tha...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Ben Whishaw and Paul Schneider on Jane Campion's Bright Star

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

The film, in short, is sweet, sad, and moving but with Campion's astringent edge keeping the proceedings from lapsing into sentimentality. And that makes all the difference.