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Master of the Mountain
November 10th, 2012 - (0 Comments)

The new book Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and his Slaves is based on new information from archaeological work at Monticello and on hitherto overlooked or disregarded evidence in Jefferson’s papers. Henry Wiencek (Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Fellow) creates a portrait of the founding father that challenges the long-held perception of Thomas Jefferson […]

Live at the Paramount!
April 3rd, 2010 - (0 Comments)

Recorded before a live audience at the Paramount Theater in Charlottesville at this year’s Virginia Festival of the Book, a distinguished panel of award-winning authors discusses and reads from their books: Lee Smith (Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger), E. Ethelbert Miller (The Fifth Inning), Elizabeth Strout (Olive Kitteridge), and Colum McCann (Let the Great […]

You’re Starting to Show…
November 8th, 2008 - (1 Comments)

While the media may cover mega-celebrity Angelina Jolie’s pregnancy with loving attention to every detail, mere mortal women still face prejudice and even outright hostility in our society during pregnancy. Eden King (George Mason University) says this is not only counter-productive; it’s illegal. Also, Nicole Karjane (Virginia Commonwealth University) offers insights into pregnancy and labor […]

Autism in Contemporary Film, Literature – and Life
August 23rd, 2008 - (2 Comments)

One in every 150 American-born children is diagnosed with an autism-spectrum disorder. Christofer Foss (University of Mary Washington) has examined how autism is portrayed in contemporary literature and film and says it is time to re-think difference, dignity, discrimination, and other disability issues. Also: Nicole Myers (University of Mary Washington) says with proper training, teachers […]