Chautauqua serves as a nexus for comparing points of view and broadening discourse lecture-by-lecture and week-by-week. Once in a while, a well-supported argument dismantles an entrenched perspective.
Throughout Week Five, Chautauqua’s lectures focused on how art and politics interact. Friday’s Interfaith Lecture, however, offered that same insight
This week, cinemagoers are invited to Explore some of the world’s beautiful, ancient architecture with award-winning filmmaker Gary Glassman as he uncovers the mysteries of famous structures.
To many, the past is only a window to a time forgotten, never necessary to revisit and analyze. But a
When ideas go extinct, we all grow poorer. Half the world’s 7,000 languages now face extinction — a dramatic shift in human intellectual history. Our 21st-century world — replete with wondrous technologies — rests upon the foundation of all humankind’s prior wisdom and creativity. This human knowledge base is durable and, during 99 percent of human history, has been passed solely from mouth to ear. Yet it is fragile, mostly unwritten and vulnerable to forgetting.
Over the years, the way Americans pray has changed almost as much as the way they live. Steven Tipton will
It’s about people and their stories. For K. David Harrison, being a linguist means preserving stories, societies and rare languages.
Beau Willimon arrived in Chautauqua Institution at 2 a.m. Saturday fresh from Washington, D.C., and two episodes into production on the fourth season of “House of Cards.” If he was exhausted during his lecture Saturday, it didn’t show.
Iconography, idolatry and nationalism are just a few of the stages that Tanisha Ramachandran used to describe the evolution of Hindu imagery.
As Republican and Democratic strategists, respectively, Fred N. Davis III and Mark Putnam don’t agree on much politically. But when it comes to marketing political candidates, they’re on the same page.