Monthly Archives: October 2012

  • Joanne B. Freeman is a professor of history at Yale. She specializes in the politics and political culture of the revolutionary and early national periods of American History. She earned her Ph.D. at the University of Virginia. Her most recent book, Affairs of Honor: National Politics in the New Republic (Yale University Press), won the […]

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  • Thomas D. Seeley is a professor in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior at Cornell University, where he teaches courses on animal behavior and does research on the functional organization of honeybee colonies. He grew up in Ithaca, New York, and began keeping and studying bees while in high school. He left home to study […]

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  • The prevailing arts movement of the twentieth century — modernism — has piqued and delighted and is still being assessed. For many, its innovations and experiments were frivolous, even dangerous — like fiddling with conventions while Rome burns. Seems we’re still afraid of Virginia Woolf and James Joyce? Marilyn Reizbaum is an internationally renowned scholar […]

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