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In ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ and beyond, chess holds up a mirror...

Jenny Adams, University of Massachusetts Amherst In the closing sequence of “The Queen’s Gambit,” the chess-playing heroine, Beth Harmon, defeats her archrival Vasily Borgov at...

How St. Francis created the Nativity scene, with a miraculous event...

Vanessa Corcoran, Georgetown University Around the Christmas season, it is common to see a display of the Nativity scene: a small manger with the baby...

How the Catholic Church came to oppose birth control

Lisa McClain, Boise State University This month marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark “Humanae Vitae,” Pope Paul VI’s strict prohibition against artificial contraception, issued...

What a medieval love saga says about modern-day sexual harassment

Lisa Bitel, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Suddenly, popular media is saturated with stories of powerful men outed...

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