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Hasty Pudding: The Original American Comfort Food
Puddings can be surprisingly nationalistic.
Thanksgiving Is a Feast of Things Forgotten
Thanksgiving is a feast so complex and semiotically dense that things are very often forgotten and rarely go according to plan.
Bringing Ancient Meals to Life
Recreating ancient meals--complete with 2500-year-old booze--is no easy feat.
Should the Government Pay for a Classical University Education?
Questions about what sorts of higher education the government should pay for are nothing new.
How American Girl Dolls Teach History (And Revolution)
Can purchasing a doll be a revolutionary act? The franchise makes an effort to connect its characters with the realities of American history.
Drinking the Kool-Aid at Jonestown
Did you drink the Kool-Aid? The phrase has become such a part of the vocabulary that for many its origins have been obscured.
The Lost History of Early Muslim Americans
Islam in America is clearly nothing new.
Chick Tracts and the Culture Wars
Jack Chick has been called the “most widely read theologian in history.” His Chick tracts have circulated for years. He was also vehemently anti-Catholic.
Fear and Your Brain
Researchers at Cambridge studied how peoples' brains respond to fear.
How Scary is Too Scary?
Halloween poses questions for parents, like how scary is too scary for their kids? The answer depends on when we ask the question.
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