Zora Neale Hurston

Voodoo and the Work of Zora Neale Hurston

Author Zora Neale Hurston, born on this day in 1891, is perhaps best known for Their Eyes Were ...
Merry Christmas in Gaelic

How Irish Holidays Blend Catholic and Pagan Traditions

Many Irish holidays blend the Catholic faith with ancient Celtic tradition and mythology. Some original pagan holidays are still practiced in Ireland today.
Chinese gu wine vessels

Drinking Wine in Ancient China

History tells us that the fermentation of various fruits and grains to create alcoholic beverages was a worldwide phenomenon. Case in point: wine in China.
Hello Kitty Bus

The Serious Subtext of Japan’s “Cute” Culture

The real reasons behind Japan's culture of kawaii, or "cute." 
Multilingual conversation.

Is Bilingual Education Returning?

The U.S. Department of Education now recognizes biliteracy as a mark of educational excellence, which may mean that bilingual education is coming back.

Interview with Godzilla

Godzilla is rampaging across movie screens nationwide en route to a projected $200 million at the box office. ...