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Ensler puts her life on stage

Ensler puts her life on stage

May 10, 2016

Eve Ensler returns to the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) this month with a deeply personal, one-woman show that tells how her work with women brutalized by sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo helped her overcome stage IV uterine cancer.

Her diagnosis in 2010 while working in the Congo threw her “into the center of my own body’s crisis,” Ensler wrote in her 2013 memoir, “In the Body of the World.”

Photographer adds clarity, insight to contemporary Native American

Photographer adds clarity, insight to contemporary Native American

May 5, 2016

When Matika Wilbur and her fellow teachers at Tulalip Heritage High School in Washington state reviewed their curriculum, what they found was crushing.

“We could not find one single source that represented our people with dignity and honor and integrity and respect,” said Wilbur, a photographer and a member of the Tulalip and Swinomish tribes in Washington.

For groups in conflict, genes matter

For groups in conflict, genes matter

May 5, 2016

Genetics could play an important role in the dynamics of human conflict, new research suggests.

A study led by Sasha Kimel, a visiting professor in Harvard’s Psychology Department and a former Harvard College Fellow, shows that giving groups in conflict information about their genetic similarities or differences can tilt them toward conflict or peacemaking. The findings are described in a May paper in the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.