We’ve long believed animals make sounds only for communication purposes, but a wildlife biologist hears in their calls a musician’s appreciation for beauty.
Seattle is often touted as a liberal city with progressive attitudes toward race. But is the city just better at hiding its prejudices? Read excerpts from our recent Think and Drink.
Just a half mile from her house, Llyn De Danaan stumbled across a gravestone that changed the course of her research. Now she is teaching others how to discover the history all around them.
A spiritual was more than a song, says Speakers Bureau presenter Gloria Burgess. It was a vital part of a slave’s daily life, a link to an African past, a spark for modern American music, and a coded message.
A cultural tradition from Veracruz can break down divides and bring people together, says Speakers Bureau presenter Yesenia Hunter.
Superheroes change the course of history. But history also changes the course of superheroes. Comic book historian T. Andrew Wahl explores how comic books are a mirror of their times.
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The race to capture energy once spurred dam construction throughout the state—but with little knowledge of the dams’ environmental impact. Now the next generation has to weigh their harm with their benefits.
For David E. Smith, what began as flashes of doubt about his religious upbringing became a full blown crisis of faith. Now he uses the experience, and his fascination with philosophy, to discuss one of the most controversial questions of our time.
How Islamic is the Islamic State? Read excerpts from our recent Think & Drink in Yakima.