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20911   Revive Their Dragon's Heart: Singing Welsh Praise in Minnesota  
Berit Thorkelson
"We were just over at Brit''s Pub," thundered Rees Lloyd in full Celtic indignation, "and they didn''t have a Welsh flag flying." He and two friends had gone to the pub for ... Issue Date: 3 / 2000

21085   Things Change: Alabama and the Struggle for Civil Rights  
Iris Sanderson Jones
Visitors from Europe, Asia, and various parts of the United States gather around a tall man with a fringe of white hair in Birmingham''s Kelly Ingram Park. They have ... Issue Date: 2 / 2000

16994   Trial and Ardor: Enhancing Marriage Through Courtship  
David Murray
Starting in early elementary school, most Americans learn to regard February''s approach with excitement and not a little dread. It is the month of valentine''s cards and ... Issue Date: 2 / 1998

17081   A Many-Layered Mask: A Native Alaskan Community's Russian Legacy  
Dan Marshall
Acurious figure, in bright orange fishing pants and disguised by a silver-haired, rubber mask--vaguely reminiscent of Richard Nixon--enters the community center in Nanwalek, ... Issue Date: 1 / 1998

13882   Choctaw Gold: New Enterprises on a Mississippi Reservation  
Peggy Robbins
Thirty years ago, the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians were living in poverty on their reservation in the east-central part of the state. There was no way to reliably ... Issue Date: 10 / 1995

14038   Wind River Women: New roles emerge Among Wyoming's Tribal Peoples  
Yva Momatiuk and John Eastcott
Just east of the snowy razorbacks of the Continental Divide in Wyoming lies Wind River Mountains Indian Reservation, nearly 2.3 million acres of high desert, red badlands, ... Issue Date: 9 / 1995

13376   Keeping Balance: Arizona's Navajo Nation  
Jim Lo Scalzo
Every day at dusk, Roger and Rosalyn Begay walk through the debris that encircles their home in Arizona''s Navajo Nation and toss a golden arch of cornmeal into the sky. "It''s ... Issue Date: 6 / 1995

10201   Mississippi Dockside Gambling: Casino Development Along the Bible Belt's Gulf Coast  
Peggy Robbins
On November 12, 1992, 34-year-old Douglas Ingram, a draft-beer salesman for a Mississippi distributing company, was unloading the last of twelve kegs of beer he was delivering to ... Issue Date: 8 / 1993

10726   The Desert People: Arizona's Tohono O'odham Harvest the Giant Cactus  
Carle Hodge
Stones turn into hot plates as the white-hot southern Arizona sun sends the temperature sizzling past 90 degrees early on a June morning. Only the scampering of the occasional ... Issue Date: 6 / 1993

10110   Bound to the Mountain: Elders of the Sandia People Break Centuries of Silence to Defend Their Sacred Mountain  
James Burbank
Once, long ago, in the time before there was a time, there was a black lake for to the north. Beneath its forbidding waters everyone lived in an underworld, all the gods, all the ... Issue Date: 4 / 1993

20046   Good Food, Good Shows: America's Dinner Theaters  
Eloise Paananen
There was a time when Americans wanting a night out would go to a restaurant for dinner, then travel across town for a show, a time-consuming, costly way to enjoy live theater. ... Issue Date: 12 / 1992

19972   Humor and Truth: The Mission of Humor  
Victor Raskin
Humor stands in an interesting relation to the truth. When a stand-up comic says that a funny thing happened to him on the way to the club, we can be reasonably sure that nothing ... Issue Date: 8 / 1992

19973   Our Private Laughter: The American Way of Cynicism and Optimism  
Joseph Boskin
As the eighties, surely one of the most contradictory decades of the century, receded triumphantly into history, the future seemed ours to control. A new era of peace and the ... Issue Date: 8 / 1992

20265   The Love for the Null Hypothesis: Psychology and Humor Studies  
Victor Raskin
This is the fourth installment of our series The Mission of Humor. It is truly amazing that we have not previously heard from the psychologists of humor. Since Sigmund Freud ... Issue Date: 7 / 1992

20266   Stories We Tell: The Survival Value of Humor  
Peter Derks
Either Victor Borge or Giacomo Leopardi coined the phrase "The shortest distance between two people is a laugh." Whoever said it first, there is plenty of evidence to ... Issue Date: 7 / 1992

20333   Better to Laugh: Linking Humor, Creativity, and Intelligence  
Victor Raskin
A sense of humor often is associated with intelligence. In the early 1980s, a group of psychologists led by Harvey Mindess, one of the pioneer of humor research in this country, ... Issue Date: 6 / 1992

20334   Fools--Be Funny!: Stand-up Comedians Are Society's Designated Comic Hitters  
Lawrence E. Mintz
Every group of people awards special license to a "designated comic hitter." In the right place, at the right time, and in the right manner, this "fool" is permitted to break all ... Issue Date: 6 / 1992

20478   Good or Bad?: Humor Has the Power to Hurt or Heal  
Victor Raskin
Are the funnies (comic strips) dumb? Are the minutes spent reading them a waste of valuable time that could be more profitably spent on serious reading? Or are they smart and ... Issue Date: 5 / 1992

19895   It Has Teeth: Is All Humor Aggressive? No! But ...  
Victor Raskin
Making jokes, real jokes, not Doonesbury-type propaganda posing as humor, is often more politically effective than threatening to "throw the rascals out," which the electorate ... Issue Date: 4 / 1992

19896   Barbs of the West: Humor of the Western United States  
Alleen Pace Nislsen and Don L.F. Nilsen
Barbs in the West are of two kinds: the kind that come on wire fences and the kind that come in jokes. Both serve as dividers and place markers. Jokes occur where there's a ... Issue Date: 4 / 1992

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