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Give War and Peace a Chance
Andrew Kaufman, University of Virginia
January 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the first publication of Tolstoy’s War and Peace. Is Tolstoy’s masterpiece still relevant today?
Learning History from Film
Jeffrey McClurken, University of Mary Washington
Gone With the Wind, The Patriot, Born on the Fourth of July—some of America’s most important historical moments have been shown through film. While these movies often get the facts wrong, by watching them we can still learn something about the period when they were made.
Lytton Musselman, Old Dominion University
This Christmas, you might be having some bourbon in your eggnog or a hot buttered rum or two, but one biologist is making his own cordials and spirits from wild roots, berries, and mushrooms.
Delores Phillips, Old Dominion University
Holidays are filled with tradition but what happens with multicultural families have to agree on a menu for the big feast?
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