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Ancient Peru was home to many cultures, most of them still mysterious. But as Sarah Parcak points her satellite-archaeology lens (and her new citizen-explorer project) at the Peruvian wilderness, the invisible past is primed to make a remarkable comeback.

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In 2012, the Moroccan Ministry of Culture asked architect Aziza Chaouni to rehabilitate the ancient al-Qarawiyyin Library in Fez. She describes the challenges inherent in undertaking a daunting, historic project.

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Here’s how the dancer, teacher and dance historian Andrew Nemr is trying to make tap dance relevant again.

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Author Ann Morgan invites book lovers to follow her on a literary journey through 196 countries.

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Writer Suzanne Talhouk on why speaking your mother tongue is about more than mere communication.

One of the four potted "hope trees" in the "Dear Boston" exhibition. "We asked visitors to express their hopes for Boston and the world on a tag, and then hang it on a tree: a way to reflect--and have your reflection be public--at the one year anniversary," says Tisdale. "Often in museum exhibitions the 'talkback' station can fall flat -- people give you really bland comments, and mainly teenagers use them for lots of inappropriate language when no one's looking. But in this case it really worked, I think because we gave them powerful, important content and framed it in a way that invited them to rise to their best selves. Visitors hung roughly 15,000 tags during the 5-week exhibition run." Photo: Christian Phillips.

Curator Rainey Tisdale shares three ways in which cities can use culture to foster resiliency after even the worst tragedy.

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Journalist Gayle Tzemach Lemmon spent two years working on a story about the creation of an all-women special ops team within the US military. She shares how it prompted a surprising revelation.