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(Washington Post) Behind taxidermy display halls are lots of donors of (unsolicited) dead animals

My article “Behind taxidermy display halls are lots of donors of (unsolicited) dead animals” appears in Washington Post. Here’s the lede: David Skelly returned to his desk one day to find a two-headed snapping turtle in a mayonnaise jar. “I still don’t know where that came from,” says Skelly, director of Yale University’s Peabody Museum […]

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(Forward) ‘Hannah the Hanukkah Hero’ Toy: Festive Feminist Role Model or Watered-Down Judaica?

Writing in “‘Hannah the Hanukkah Hero’ Toy: Festive Feminist Role Model or Watered-Down Judaica?” in the Forward, Hannah Pressman quotes one of my articles about Judith.

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(The Federalist) Is President Trump Prepared To Deal With Disasters? Are You?

My review “Is President Trump Prepared To Deal With Disasters? Are You?” of Tevi Troy’s book “Shall We Wake the President? How America Deals with Disasters, and How You Should as Well” appears in The Federalist. Here’s the lede: With the election of Donald Trump, America is entering into uncharted territory. Trump has never had […]

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Rachel Maddow show

The Rachel Maddow show links to my Smithsonian magazine piece about national parks in its “Week in Geek — Mars on Earth edition” by Summer Ash.

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(Deseret News) How Arab women are fighting negative stereotypes with art

My article “How Arab women are fighting negative stereotypes with art” appears in Deseret News.

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Study: Hearing about math at the table can improve preschoolers’ skills

My article “Study: Hearing about math at the table can improve preschoolers’ skills” appears in Deseret News.

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“Religious liberty in the public square”

Brian Pellot quotes me twice in his piece “Big in Texas: Religious liberty in the public square” for the Religion News Service blog On Freedom.

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The annoying “I met a turtle friend” commercial

At first, I thought it was just me. Every time the Expedia “Find Your New Friend” commercial (video below) came on TV, I just found myself annoyed and angrily fact-checking the commercial’s premise. “Traveling, you definitely end up meeting a lot more people, but a friend underwater is something completely different. I met a turtle […]

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“Orthodox Jews to observe July Fourth without music”

“The soundtrack for a lot of Orthodox Jews this Fourth of July will be the mute button. As music gallantly streams at barbecues and fireworks displays across the nation, many Orthodox Jews will silence their TVs and avoid live music performances, such as the annual Boston Pops concert on the Esplanade Hatch Shell.” Read more […]

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“11 Ways To Show Moses Breaking the Tablets”

An Artistic List for the 17th of Tammuz.

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