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Pity the Dugongs: U.S. DOD Says Court Has No Jurisdiction

Tom King | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics
Tom King

The dugong is a sacred animal on Okinawa, associated with the ancient origins of the Okinawan people and with their continuing welfare. As a result, the dugong is officially listed as a "Natural Monument" under Japan's "Law for the Protection of Cultural Properties" (LPCP). What will become of the dugongs' case in Okinawa?

The Moment I Knew I Was Turning Into My Parents

Posted 11.24.2014 | Parents

From the time you were a little peanut up until, well, your last phone call, your parents have dispensed pearls of wisdom and ushered you into adultho...

Sean Brock's 'Heritage' and the Food Our Grandmothers Cooked

Sam Hiersteiner | Posted 11.13.2014 | Taste
Sam Hiersteiner

Heritage is worth buying. Just reading it will leave you feeling like food is much more than sustenance.

How To Cook Grits Like A Southerner

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 10.30.2014 | Taste

Finally, someone shows us the way.

Soy Latina, También

Bianca Betancourt | Posted 10.17.2014 | Latino Voices
Bianca Betancourt

"[They think] Sofia Vergara. They think Eva Mendes. They think JLo. They think, you know, all these girls that are very, very light, basically look white and have an accent. And a lot of times [others] and I get dismissed as Latina because we're not immediately identifiable."

Ayelet Waldman's New Book Is More Than a Holocaust Novel

Dora Levy Mossanen | Posted 11.12.2014 | Books
Dora Levy Mossanen

It would be a mistake to call Love and Treasure a Holocaust novel, although it is that, too. More than anything, this is a tale of hope and the unbreakable spirit of a people, the transformative power of love and the miracle of the birth of Eretz Israel.

Trading Treasure for Weapons: ISIS Campaign of Terror Strikes at Culture

Deborah Lehr | Posted 11.10.2014 | World
Deborah Lehr

Decisive action by the international community to prevent further cultural terrorism and profiteering from antiquities theft will advance the fight against ISIS.

Sustainability of Traditional Art Forms

Ihitashri Shandilya | Posted 10.07.2014 | Arts
Ihitashri Shandilya

From the early civilization days, human beings believed in culture. Every society practiced one or the other form of art or craft.

Zach Carter

Democrat Invokes Ugly Conservative Anti-Muslim Event At Human Rights Markup

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) invoked this week's ugly anti-Muslim Heritage Foundation panel during a markup of a human rights bill Thursday, suggesting...

Conservatives Berate Muslim Woman For Standing Up At Benghazi Event

The Washington Post | Dana Milbank | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

Representatives of prominent conservative groups converged on the Heritage Foundation on Monday afternoon for the umpteenth in a series of gatherings ...

Twelve Years a Slave and African Heritage Tourism

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 05.29.2014 | Travel
Stefan Simanowitz

"Watching Kunte Kinte's story unfold had a profound impact on my developing sense of identity," says Ade Akinboyewa of the television series based on ...

How to Plan a Heritage Trail in 7 Steps

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 07.01.2014 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

By Emily Potter [Preservation Tips & Tools] Seven Steps to Plan a Heritage Trail from PreservationNation Great heritage trails are more th...

Egypt's History Is Being Lost to Criminals

Tess Davis | Posted 06.30.2014 | Arts
Tess Davis

Egypt's rich archaeological heritage is falling victim to looters, thieves, and smugglers and it is not alone. The illicit trade in antiquities -- "cultural racketeering" or "trafficking culture" -- spans the globe.

Celebrating a Magnificent War Memorial on the International Day for Monuments and Sites

Bonnie Burnham | Posted 06.17.2014 | Arts
Bonnie Burnham

April 18 is the International Day for Monuments and Sites, a day when we remember and celebrate the places that mean the most to us. This year's theme is commemorative monuments.

Missing My Irish Grandmother

Abra Deering Norton | Posted 05.17.2014 | Women
Abra Deering Norton

My grandmother was born around 1912. She came of age before and during the Great Depression and despite being from a modest background, she (and most of my family tree) were all educated women who spoke multiple languages and played the piano.

Wipe That Schmutz Off Your Face -- and Keep Reading

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 04.21.2014 | Religion
The University of Central Florida Forum

I love seeing Yiddish show up in the media. I feel special because I know this "second language" that not many others do, and it makes me feel closer to my heritage.

Immigration, the GOP and Their Big Immigration Dilemma

Ryan Campbell | Posted 04.13.2014 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

Come election time, neither Boehner, nor his party, can hide behind the Deporter-in-Chief's enforcement record.

Tradition, Bicultural Identity and Chinese New Year

Emily Chen | Posted 03.31.2014 | Travel
Emily Chen

This time last year I traveled to Taiwan from California to celebrate Chinese New Year with my 90-year-old grandmother. Born and raised in the United States, it was the first time in my 30-plus years that I'd experienced the holiday in Asia.

The Heritage Foundation: Where 7.8 Percent Growth Is 'Moderate' and 4.4 Percent Is 'Spectacular'

William K. Black | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics
William K. Black

It is bizarre that the Obama administration, which purports to support most of Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa's economic policies, shares Heritage's implacably hostility to the Correa administration.

A Family Tree Unearthed

Jonathan Greenstein | Posted 08.12.2013 | Arts
Jonathan Greenstein

After more than 20 years of trying to research and discover his family's roots, Rabbi Shull stumbled on a complete family tree, dating back 400 years to his European Jewish roots.

Tracing Back My Roots

Getrude Matshe | Posted 08.10.2013 | Black Voices
Getrude Matshe

I started to think about my future grandchildren and their children and whether they would ever be curious enough to want to know about their grandmother who left Africa in 2001 to settle in New Zealand. What would our family tree look like in 100 years' time, and would my dependents get access to the photographs and books that tell my story?

Cafés and Cocktails Amid Penang's Colonial Legacy

Carolyn O'Donnell | Posted 08.03.2013 | Travel
Carolyn O'Donnell

Penangites love to eat, drink and talk, and Penang is regarded as the street food capital of Malaysia. Unsurprisingly, many new ventures have revolved around increasingly sophisticated venues for chatting and snacking.

Hey, Jon Stewart, Your Roots Are Showing

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 04.27.2013 | Celebrity
Megan Smolenyak

His forebears have held one of the more eclectic mélange of jobs I've seen, including taxi driver, fruit and vegetable peddler, furrier, shoe store proprietor, and window cleaner.

Cultural Authenticity in the 21st Century

Vincent L. Michael, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2013 | Arts
Vincent L. Michael, Ph.D.

Authentic places have proven to attract ongoing financial and human investment -- not by dwelling in a static past, but by embracing a community's roots in its dynamic evolution. But preserving historic sites remains a challenge for all nations.

How I Met A Living Cousin In Ireland

Craig Kanalley | Posted 01.19.2013 | Travel
Craig Kanalley

My last name is Irish and I've long been curious about my roots, particularly my Irish heritage, as I never knew my paternal grandfather. When my Dad found a great deal on a trip for one to Ireland, I felt it was tailor-made for me.