Climate change, pollution, and development projects are threatening surf breaks all over the world. H. Gelfand (James Madison University) says many surfers have taken up the mantle of environmental activism, becoming outspoken protectors of our oceans.
Last summer, With Good Reason staff gathered a list of summer reading recommendations by Asian American and Pacific Islander writers from guests. We’re sharing it now in recognition of May as #AAPIHeritageMonth.
Whether you’re on foot crossing the street, or behind the wheel — there are a lot of new technologies to be distracted by. Bryan Porter says that we do not recover from looking at our phones as quickly as we think. Is your brain on the road when you are?
When you think of archeology what comes to mind? Maybe paper maps and pickaxes in dusty places? Instead, imagine precise instruments delicately probing what’s below the surface to prevent destruction to sacred spaces. Richard Freund uses this less invasive archeology to help tell the stories of Jewish resistance in WWII.
The colonial era is usually seen as prim and proper – a time when manners were refined and marriage was sacrosanct. But that period may have been much wilder than previously thought. Liz Elizondo says in colonial Spanish Texas, love affairs didn’t just occasionally happen…they were the norm.