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Wretched Sisters: Women and the Death Penalty

Eleven women have been put to death for murder since the United States reinstated the death penalty in 1976. In her book, Wretched Sisters, Mary Atwell (Radford University) offers an analysis of the …

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Nalini by Day, Nancy by Night

Filmmaker Sonali Gulati (Virginia Commonwealth University) used to spot telemarketers by the way they mispronounced her Indian name. But when they started to get the name right, she knew something was up. …

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Replay: Waking up Together on Valentine’s Day

In their book, Waking up Together: Intimate Partnership on the Spiritual Path, Ellen and Charles Birx (Radford University) explores how a spiritual practice can enhance intimacy and partnership. As they …

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Replay: Mind Your Manners

Dining etiquette seems to be a lost art, particularly among college students who tend to eat fast-food while studying or watching TV. But June graduates are in for a rude …

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Waking up Together on Valentine’s Day

In their new book, Waking Up Together: Intimate Partnership on the Spiritual Path, Ellen and Charles Birx (Radford University) explore how Zen practice can enhance intimacy and partnership. As they say in the first chapter: “In …

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Replay: Turning Guys into Men

The role of a “masculine” man in today’s society is in radical flux, an issue that psychology professorChristopher Kilmartin (University of Mary Washington) explores in the classroom and on stage.  He toured, …

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Mind your Manners

Dining etiquette seems to be a lost art, particularly among college students who tend to eat fast-food while studying or watching TV. But they are in for a rude awakening …

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Turning Guys into Men

The role of a masculine man in today’s society is in radical flux, an issue that psychology professor Christopher Kilmartin (University of Mary Washington) explores in the classroom and on stage. He …

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Replay: Overcoming Appalachian Stereotypes

Last year’s announcement that CBS planned to create a new reality show called “The Real Beverly Hillbillies” generated objections that it would foster more disparaging views of the Appalachian Mountain …

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Replay: The Problem of Evil

Americans of all political and religious stripes agree the attacks of September 11, 2001 were acts of evil. But many of us disagree about what the word “evil” represents. Is …

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Werowocomoco Unearthed

When Robert and Lynn Ripley purchased a 300-acre farm in Gloucester County, they knew that archaeologists suspected it was once the home of Powhatan, the Indian chief who reigned as …

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Overcoming Appalachian Stereotypes

The announcement that CBS plans to create a new reality show called “The Real Beverly Hillbillies” has already generated objections that it would foster more disparaging views of the Appalachian …