With Good Reason

Archive for July, 2011

Unlocking the Hidden Messages of our Dreams
July 30th, 2011 - (0 Comments)

Why do we dream and what do our dreams tell us about what’s happening when we are awake? Richard Bargdill (Virginia Commonwealth University), interprets some of the most common dreams we have, explains why some dreams are recurring and discusses what our dreams are trying to tell us.  Also featured: Understanding what makes us shy.  […]

Selling The Silver Bullet
July 23rd, 2011 - (4 Comments)

At the height of its popularity, an estimated 12 million listeners were tuning in to each episode of The Lone Ranger. The success of the radio serial was largely the result of clever marketing and licensing by the show’s creator, George Trendle. In a forthcoming book called Selling the Silver Bullet, media professor Avi Santo […]

Furious Flower: Sonia Sanchez
July 16th, 2011 - (0 Comments)

Award-winning poet Sonia Sanchez is a pioneer in founding black studies in academia. In a literary career that spans more than 42 years, Sonia is most often associated with The Black Arts Movement. She is the author of more than a dozen books of poetry, as well as numerous plays and books for children. Sonia […]

Real Men
July 9th, 2011 - (2 Comments)

Sports Illustrated recently published an astounding statistic: one out of every 14 players in top college footballs programs has a criminal record. Many of these crimes involved violence toward women. Chris Kilmartin (University of Mary Washington) believes a new kind of motivation is needed on the field. Chris says anti-feminine taunts—like ‘let’s go ladies; take […]

The Controversy Over International Adoption
July 2nd, 2011 - (0 Comments)

Inter-country adoptions gone awry have a way of capturing headlines. Karen Rotabi (Virginia Commonwealth University) says overseas adoptions, while a source of hope and love for many families, can have a dark side. Also featured: Baseball leagues for kids with disabilities have sprouted up all over the United States. Matt Lucas (Longwood University) put together […]