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Hormone Replacement Trauma

What options remain for menopausal and postmenopausal women after a recent study found increased risks from hormone replacement therapy? JoAnn Pinkerton (University of Virgini), director of the UVA Health System Midlife …

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Shakespeare and Race

Until recently, scholars assumed that the Elizabethans were both white and English and that they didnt know people of color.  But if thats the case, why did Shakespeare, the best-known …

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Women and Islam

Such measures as the Taliban’s banning of education for girls and prohibition of jobs for women has drawn attention to the status of women under Islam. What does the Koran …

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Replay: In Search of the Eastern Cougar

Victim to hunters and a decline in its primary source of food—deer—the last Eastern Cougar is thought to have disappeared from Virginia in 1882. Except for a few in Florida, …

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A Valentine to Us

The horrible events of September 11 caused many of us to take stock of our lives. We reevaluated our relationships with each other and drew closer to family and friends. …

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Hamlet in the Valley

Already famous as the home of the Statler Brothers, Woodrow Wilson and turn-of-the-century buildings designed by TJ Collins, the town of Staunton is hoping to claim its place on the …

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Depicting Reality: Portrayals of Gay and Bi-Racial Individuals

After garnering public attention in the early 1980s, AIDS began appearing in film and on television. Communications professor Kylo-Patrick Hart (University of Virginia-Wise) says generally AIDS sufferers have been portrayed as either …

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E-Books and Alleleuia

Writer and English professor Lucinda Roy (Virginia Tech) grew up in a mixed race family, has lived on three continents, and has worked as a professional portrait painter. Roy, whose newest novel …

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Virginia’s Choice: William Styron Speaks

Thousands of Virginians participating in the All Virginia Reads program are reading novelist William Styron’s masterpiece, Sophie’s Choice. This joint project of the Library of Virginia and the Virginia Center for …

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Black Theater, Old and New

While some critics say that Black theater didn’t come into its own until the 1960s, drama professor Marvin Sims (Virginia Commonwealth University) argues it dates back to the 18th century. He says …

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It’s a Chemical Reaction: The Science of Love

Men and women are not just being superficial when they fall in love with attractive people: they are responding to a combination of voluntary and involuntary neurobiological processes. James L. Olds …

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Apocalypse Now?

Fear of an apocalypse at the turn of the millennium has proliferated. George Greenia (William & Mary), professor of medieval and renaissance studies, has studied similar periods throughout history. He says …