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Artist plays historian

Wesley Higgins, an artist involved in AHF’s 50th-anniversary celebration of To Kill a Mockingbird, decided to do some major research on the history and architecture of his subject, the Monroe County Courthouse in Monroe County, Alabama. Higgins created a LEGO┬« sculpture replica of the Old Courthouse, which can be viewed here, and he even blogged […]

A place for the piano

The humanities approach to music, often referred to as musicology, involves more than just listening to or producing sound. Behind the melody, there is a method. Behind the tune, a tale. And behind the instrument, almost always, a rich history. For years, I have viewed our family piano in the same way. To me, it […]

Fair enough?

I’m a huge fan of the fair. When I was young, my parents took my sister and me to the Queen City Fair (Meridian, Miss.) every year. I’m well familiar with the Scrambler, which weaves you in and out of other screaming riders at high speeds; the so-called “carnies” and the various foods on a […]

Humanities for all

Talk of the humanities can be a little daunting. If you’ve ever been in discussion about the humanities and, wanting to run and hide, thought to yourself, “I don’t know what all this means,” you’re not alone. The term is one of those whose definition some of us don’t really know–but at least we know […]