Coming Out of the Broom Closet
"If Harry Potter taught us anything, it's that no one should live in a closet." Harry Potter fans and social activists alike have applied themes of J. K. Rowling's series to gay rights.
The Eruption of Thera
During the Middle Bronze Age (ca. 1750-1450 BCE), the island of Crete emerged as a long-distance trading center. Modern scholarship characterizes this center as the Minoan civilization, which organized local production and trade in large regional structures usually referred to as “palaces” at Knossos, Malia, Phaistos, and Zakro.
A Yellow Cab van pulls into the unloading lane of a hotel in downtown Pittsburgh. Inside, the rider awaits an amount from the driver. “You owe me $48,” he says without turning his head.
And Why Not Belong? Cold War Discourse, Gender, and the Lesbian Assimilationist Movement
This generation of gay activists wanted to belong alongside the American majority. They wanted to convince this majority that gay people can be respectable citizens, so that they would be able to live among the rest of society without harassment.
Climate Change Effects on Food Security
Agriculture and its related industries depend immensely on climate. Crop production and livestock are the largest global food industries and are highly sensitive to climactic shifts.
Planetarium; 2:06 AM; Skin
yesterday, we went running at the lip of dusk
by the foot of the old bridge—a sliver
of horizon in persimmon dystopia—you turned
and said I feel like we’re in the future.
Damaging or Beneficial? Costa Rica's Focus on Ecotourism and Its Lending Effect on Leatherback Sea Turtles
In discussing the Costa Rican economy, two themes arise: the sustainability of ecotourism and the growing endangerment of leatherback sea turtles, dermochelys coriaceaa.
Cloth and Bolts and Fur: The Three Relationships of the Cybernetic Triangle
Despite Enlightenment advances in science and studies of human and animal nature, lower classes were considered almost inhuman, more of a mechanical appendage to factory machines than a human worker.
Maimonides' Influence on Modern Judaic Thought and Practice
Moses Maimonides, renowned Rabbi, physician, and philosopher, profoundly impacted modern Judaism. The common aphorism, “From Moses to Moses there was none like Moses”, even associates Maimonides with the revered Judaic prophet.