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March 16, 2016

James Baldwin

One of the defining characteristics of our humanity is our need for connection, to feel loved. What happens when society stands between you and your happiness?

Frazee and Thomas

No longer a "vanity press" industry, self-publishing has become a viable channel for aspiring authors to retain creative control over their work.

Airmen pose before a bomber in South Pacific.

What was the impression of the native Melanesians and French colonists when the US troops arrived to defend the South Pacific? "It was as if the Martians had landed."

Iranian flag

Iran has grown and redefined itself for centuries, changing its name, leadership, and religion. But what have been the guiding ideals of this nation, and what does it want to be today?

January 13, 2016

3D-printed robotic arm grasps a small ball

The promise and potential of additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, are an exciting flare in the cultural imagination.

January 6, 2016

Roaring lion

Dr. Craig Packer works to conserve the last great lion and wildlife refuges in Africa, going up against ancient tribal traditions and modern-day trophy hunting.

John Fite

It is a great time to be in IT. As more and more people's lives go digital, there have never been so many ways to make a positive impact on the world and lead a satisfying life in the process.

Anastasia Faunce

Minnesota Public Radio's Bob Collins hit the nail on the head November 30 when he wrote: "We throw 'giant' around too much, but Minnesota really did lose a giant today when it was announced that Hy Berman has died at age 90. The history professor at the University of Minnesota was so much more."

George Frideric Handel

Originally performed at a fundraiser for Dublin hospitals, and intended to be performed around Easter, Handel's Messiah is an instructional oratorio sourced from diverse scriptural texts to describe the life of Jesus.

November 11, 2015

Piping Plover

Protecting the Piping Plover means protecting the entire Great Lakes-area dune ecosystem, which is threatened and destroyed by hikers, ATVs, and beach development projects.