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Louise Lief

Science and the media need each other. They just don't know it yet.

Countries and Western: The Geopolitics of Music

David Schoenbaum

Generation after generation, in locale after locale, it’s true: When people join the modern world, their kids get piano and violin lessons.

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Is cultural repatriation just knee-jerk cultural nationalism?

Eric Nong

Should an Egyptian artifact be in a British museum? That question merits a broader conversation: does our cultural heritage belong to a people, a place, or the world?

The Behavioral Economist's Case for Prison Gangs

Shannon Mizzi

Prison gangs play a vital role in the prison economy, in enforcing order, and — counterintuitively — in reducing violence.

Bulldozing Mecca for Luxury Condos

Nicole Panoc

Most of Mecca’s historic sites have been razed, replaced by new hotels, luxury malls, and high-rises. Here, a glance at the “merchandizing of Mecca.”

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