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Swan Lessons

This past month, the swans have taken up residence in our local cove, for the first time in the six summers we’ve …

→Alma Gottlieb

Does Generosity Come Naturally?

[no-caption] Marcel Hirshegger/SAPIENS When anthropologist Cathryn Townsend headed into the field in 2009 to study generosity, she knew the project was for …


How Men Stole Civilization

Museum objects such as this painting—Frieze of Dancers, by Edgar Degas—are often impressive and beautiful. But what do they tell us about …


A Tale of Two Chins

Cell phones . . . couches . . . gyms and community centers . . . archaeologists of the future will unearth countless …

→Alma Gottlieb