The African Masquerade

What if art is not for decoration? Is there a difference in the way that art is valued and used in African culture? The African-American author/poet Leroy Jones once said, accurately: “Hunting is not those heads on the wall.” In Africa, masks are the heads of spirits, part of an ensemble danced in rituals and … More The African Masquerade

Get Your Ticket Punched for Cloud Cuckoo Land

Here’s a rave review of “The Birds” production from Classical Theatre Company by Houston Press! The Greeks certainly had a word for it – originality. There’s not much to be found in theater they didn’t invent. It was an alien stage world to be sure, with its masks, all-male audience, all-knowing chorus, clowns with gigantic … More Get Your Ticket Punched for Cloud Cuckoo Land

Everything Experts Knew About Stonehenge is Changing

Was Stonehenge a burial site, a calendar, or a place of ritual? You may have thought experts had discovered everything about mysterious Stonehenge. Oh, how wrong they were! Stonehenge still has secrets to reveal. Two upcoming events showcase the new discoveries being made at the iconic site of Stonehenge and shine a spotlight on how … More Everything Experts Knew About Stonehenge is Changing

Why Have Some Animals Become Our Pets, Others Our Servants, And Others Dinner

The answer goes back before written history. Ancient civilizations from the Egyptians to the Romans and beyond have given us clues to some of the wide use of animals…bedecked and bedazzled crocodiles, party turtles, and magical hedgehogs. Dr. Carolyn Willekes will share stories about the history of the relationships between animals and humans, how the … More Why Have Some Animals Become Our Pets, Others Our Servants, And Others Dinner

A December Fiesta

If you were to find yourself in Mexico on December 12, you would be drawn to the nearest church by the sound of musicians in a parade led by colorful dancers. After mass, you would feast on sweet tamales and, perhaps, have a drink of atole – a sugary, milky drink made from corn. You … More A December Fiesta

First Came BBQ

Just in time for the holiday feasting season, learn about the discovery of an ancient pit and the experimental archaeological project that followed to recreate a Neolithic feast. Could our feasts be the result of one of humankind’s greatest inventions? Few things define us as humans as does the food we eat and its preparation. … More First Came BBQ