With Good Reason

Archive for October, 2011

Girl Scouts: Beyond Campfires and Cookies
October 29th, 2011 - (1 Comments)

Just shy of their 100th birthday, the Girl Scouts are working to shed their cookie and campfire image with new badges that focus on skills such as such as robotics, web design, and even “The Science of Happiness.”  Sandra DeLoatch (Norfolk State University) has just been given the highest Girl Scout award and a badge in her […]

Tours for the Chills, Tours of the Hills
October 22nd, 2011 - (0 Comments)

Halloween is just around the corner.  Haunted houses, graveyards, and ghost walks – paranormal tourism is more popular than ever.  Teresa O’Bannon (Radford University) is an expert on what she calls “dark side tourism.”  Then, With Good Reason will also do a little ghost-busting of its own. Also featured: The Shenandoah Valley is prehistoric home of mastodons and giant sloths, […]

The Censorship of “Dorian Gray”
October 15th, 2011 - (2 Comments)

When Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray was first published in 1890, it was a substantially altered version of Wilde’s original text. Material considered scandalous for its day had been cut out. Nicholas Frankel (Virginia Commonwealth University) is the editor of a new edition that restores Oscar Wilde’s famous novel to its original form – a […]

Fields of Remembrance
October 8th, 2011 - (2 Comments)

When President Ronald Reagan traveled to Normandy in 1984 to mark the 40th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, a young army officer, Casey Brower, was with him and deeply moved.  Casey is now Brigadier General Casey Brower (Virginia Military Institute) and takes cadets on tours of the American cemeteries for the fallen soldiers in France.  […]

The Big Top
October 1st, 2011 - (0 Comments)

Circuses have long been a part of human culture, starting with the Romans, and circuses have been in America almost since the birth of this country. Lavahn Hoh (University of Virginia) teaches the only accredited course in the U.S. on the history of the American circus and is the author of “Step Right Up!  The […]