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The Plague

20 Dead From Bubonic Plague

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

Twenty villagers on the island nation of Madagascar have died from an outbreak of bubonic plague. On Tuesday, the Pasteur Institute of Madagascar ...

Re-understanding Violence as We Had to Re-Understand Plague..To Cure It

Gary Slutkin | Posted 06.19.2012 | Chicago
Gary Slutkin

Human history is filled with tragic blunders that fail to put their finger on the problem, and actually compose a "solution" that has no value. This is where we are today, relying on prisons as solutions to reducing the epidemics of violence.

Strangest New York Visitors: Leprosy And The Bubonic Plague

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Did you think we were done with cholera, or the bubonic plague? Well, we're not. Millions of people come to New York City every year, and a few of t...

The Real Thing: Saul Bellow Off the Record

David Galenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
David Galenson

Bellow's recently published Letters give us a generous sampling of the literary judgments of a great writer, with private assessments of his own work -- as well as that of others.

January 4, 1960: Albert Camus Dies In a Car Crash, Age 46. His Books Make Him Immortal

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

On January 4, 1960 --- exactly fifty years ago --- Albert Camus had a train ticket to Paris in his pocket.

Malcolm Casadaban, University Of Chicago Professor, Dies After Contact With Plague Bacteria

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A University of Chicago molecular genetics professor studying the origins of harmful bacteria died last weekend after contracting an infection linked ...

Newspapers, Not Books, Are the Key to Engaging Budding College Students

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

The acts of reading the newspaper and participating in conversation about current affairs are worth more to young college students than interpreting foreign works, no matter their messages.

Writing Under the Influence, Living Under the Influence

David Finkle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Finkle

Although her title is an eyebrow-raiser, Elizabeth Hawes knows what she's doing. With Camus, a Romance, her new and unconventional work, she isn't simply writing a biography.

Medieval 'Vampire' Skull Found Near Venice

Huffington Post | Jessica Gusman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The skull of a "vampire" has been found near Venice among the corpses of 16th century plague victims, reports LiveScience. The leader of the archaeol...

The Plague Is Back

Time.com | Laura Blue | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Like no other disease, plague evokes terror. One of the most lethal illnesses in human history, it killed probably a third of Europe's population in t...