The Science of Fright: Why We Love to be Scared

Scary pumpkins are the least of what frightens us at Halloween, a day devoted to being frightened. asife/    By Dr. Arash Javanbakht, M.D. (left) and Dr. Linda Saab (right) / 10.26.2017 Javanbakht: Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Saab: Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Wayne State University Fear may be as old as life on Earth. It is[…]

The Crucifixion of Margaretta Peter

Depiction of the Swiss confederate flags at the battle of Nancy (1477), by Luzerner Chronik of Diebold Schilling, 1513 By Dr. Romeo Vitelli / 03.21.2017 Psychologist Providentia Though the town of Wildisbuch in the Swiss parish of Trullikon is hard to find today, it must have seemed to a peaceful place back in the 19th century. […]

October 31, 1517: The Birth of a Religious Revolution

By David Robertson / 10.31.2017 October 31, 2017 is the 500th anniversary of one of the most important events of Western history. It was then that German monk Martin Luther presented his Ninety Five Theses on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences to his immediate ecclesiastical superior. Catholic journalist Peter Stanford explains the importance of Luther’s actions[…]

What is Art History?

Peter Paul Rubens, three paintings from the 24-picture cycle Rubens painted for the Medici Gallery in the Luxembourg Palace, Paris (today in the Musée du Louvre, Paris), 1621-25, oil on canvas. From left to right: The Presentation of the Portrait of Marie de’ Medici, The Wedding by Proxy of Marie de’ Medici to King Henry IV, Arrival (or[…]