Framing the American experience

Published: February 16, 2020 | Lisa McGinley

As it proudly celebrates its 150th birthday this year, the Metropolitan Museum has admitted humility about the lopsided way its collections have told Americans their story.

New times for old churches

Published: January 5, 2020 | Lisa McGinley

There may be a clue here toward understanding the churchy v. unchurched schism that is playing such a key role in American politics.

The maestro of municipal debates

Get a handle on those running for the top local offices by watching the candidates debate on

Protecting rare birds, blue mushrooms and a prehistoric fish

Environment -- humans are part of it and it is part of us. Why wouldn't we protect that, in our own interests?

Who is the inspirational C.C. Scott?

A real person or a sort of avatar for the caring people whose work aims to heal the spirit if not fully cure the body?

You don't need to be a wonk

A policy is a fire drill for when something critical must be done, as it must now.

'The Thinker'

Janet Steinmayer's legacy is a Mitchell College that knows who it is. Parents know what to expect, students know where they fit in, New London knows the college is a thriving neighbor.