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Some of the Renaissance’s most romantic love poems weren’t for lovers

Shannon McHugh, UMass Boston As poets have demonstrated for centuries, a sonnet for your beloved never goes out of...

Sacred hares, banished winter witches and pagan worship – the roots...

Tok Thompson, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences The Easter Bunny is a much celebrated character in...

Art illuminates the beauty of science – and could inspire the...

Chris Curran, Northern Kentucky University Scientists have often invited the public to see what they see, using everything from...

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...

Leonardo da Vinci saw in animals the ‘image of the world

Arielle Saiber, Bowdoin College About six months ago I stopped eating meat. I was teaching a graduate course at UCLA that investigated how Italian Renaissance...

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