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Roses in December

When we hear about the end of Jim Crow, we hear mostly about kids attending schools or about major court cases. But what did the process of legal desegregation look like in everyday life and culture?

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Presenting: Sacred & Profane

This week we’re excited to share an episode of a new podcast called Sacred & Profane, hosted by two University of Virginia Religious Studies professors.

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Reviving the Giant Oysters

Fossils give away the secrets of the past, but they can also tell the future.

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Poetic Justice

When writer and Invisibilia producer Lulu Miller discovered she’d be leaving Virginia, she wrote a startling love letter to the state–one that charges everyday people to stay angry about injustice.

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Music and Democracy

The evolution of social change in America can be traced through popular songs by the likes of Nat King Cole, Percy Mayfield, Lena Horne, and the Impressions.

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Watching History

On the eve of WWI, Antoine Köpe had a front seat to history. A century later, Antoine’s elaborate journals, cartoons, recordings, and collections reveal what it was like in the last days of the Ottoman Empire.

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Poetry that Heals

To some, poetry and medicine seem like opposites. But both science and poetry use language to understand deeper truths about the human condition.

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The Human Ecosystem

Philosopher Jesse Kirkpatrick says he’s less worried about human gene editing and more interested in how CRISPR technology can be used to enhance–or harm–the environment around us.

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How to Go Clubbing

Bars, nightclubs, dance, and music have long held a special place in LGBTQ culture. But even as shows like RuPaul’s Drag Race and Pose bring that culture into the mainstream, real-life gay bars and clubs are shuttering.

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New Virginians

Immigrants from Central and South America, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and the former Soviet Republics were chosen to share their stories in a new exhibit at the Library of Virginia.

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Replay: Whistles in the Mist

“Whistles in the Mist,” is the award-winning documentary on the whistling style of speech that developed in the mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico.

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The Shondaland Revolution

From color-blind casting to deep social media relationships with viewers, the shows of Shonda Rhimes have changed TV.

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