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November/December 2013

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November/December 2013

Tucson Inn neon sign

The Siren Glow

Tucson restores its mid-century neon signs.

By Christine Wald-Hopkins

Volume 34, Issue 6

Eye-catching neon signs from the fifties have recently been restored in Tucson. With a grant from the Arizona Humanities Council, Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation has published a guide to these roadside treasures. See "The Siren Glow." in this issue.

—ⓒ fotovitamina [r.salonia+m.yates]

  • Features

    Host and writer Henry Louis Gates Jr.

    Africans in America

    The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross tells the story of a people whose sense of identity is distinctly apart and distinctly American.

    By Chad L. Williams
    A depiction by Achille Devaria of Voltaire greeting  Ben Franklin and his nephew

    Mapping the Republic of Letters

    Using modern technology to understand a network of eighteenth-century thinkers.

    By Meredith Hindley
    photo of a dog-sled team

    Dog vs. Airplane

    The race to save Nome from a diphtheria outbreak

    By Steve Moyer
    Image of 1835 revolt of slaves in Brazil

    Manifest Beauty

    "Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints," featuring the art of Brazil is on exhibit in Detroit.

    By Tory Cooney
    Portrait of Louis Agassiz

    The Ambiguous Agassiz

    This patriarch of American science was an enemy of Darwin.

    By Christoph Irmscher
    Aldo Leopold at the Shack

    Earthy Wisdom

    Aldo Leopold's visionary thinking still guides today's environmental stewards.

    By Danny Heitman
  • Departments


    The Siren Glow

    Tucson restores its mid-century neon signs.

    By Christine Wald-Hopkins

    A Memory of Survival

    A woman tells the story of her Holocaust survival through her embroidered art.

    By Anna Maria Gillis


    Only Yesterday

    Show served as time capsule of pioneering days of black journalists

    By Steve Moyer

    Eclectic Verses

    From Yemeni tribesmen to Pakistani truck drivers, poetry speaks to Muslim world.

    By Steve Moyer

    "The Greatest Genius of Mankind"

    Website on Gulag presents daily struggle for survival

    By Steve Moyer

    Impertinent Questions

    Impertinent Questions with Cynthia A. Kierner

    On the devoted oldest daughter of Thomas Jefferson.

    By Meredith Hindley