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Look at a map of roads or railroad tracks—the winding lines suffuse the terrain like veins in a body. That’s no accident, because “they are the stuff of life,” writes Peter Christensen, an assistant professor of art history. Trained as an architect as well as a scholar, Christensen is the author of a new book—GermanyContinue reading “Finding roots of globalization in Ottoman Empire’s railway”
When Alexander Laing was 14, his teacher showed him a magazine article about Robert Lee Watt. The first African-American French horn player to be hired by a major US symphony, Watt joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 1970. “I remember being excited and inspired that there was someone who looked like me, who identified asContinue reading “A Musical Feast”
When Henry David Thoreau was born, 200 years ago this July 12, he arrived in the wake of a calamity. In 1816, known around the world as the “year with no summer,” ash, dust, and sulfur dioxide choked the atmosphere, spewed there by the 1815 eruption of Indonesia’s volcanic Mount Tambora. Crops failed in NewContinue reading “Walking in Thoreau’s Footsteps”
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