What Should Museums Do With the Bones of the Enslaved?

The Morton Cranial Collection, assembled by the 19th-century physician and anatomist Samuel George Morton, is one of the more complicated holdings of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Consisting of some 1,300 skulls gathered around the world, it provided the foundation for Morton’s influential racist theories of differences in intelligence among races,…

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Michelle Pfeiffer Talks Scents

Michelle Pfeiffer has a restless streak. You can spot it in her widely disparate choice of acting roles. She was steamy as “Catwoman,” wrenchingly vulnerable in “Dangerous Liaisons” and glamorously debauched in “Scarface.” She was twice exiled, as the social pariah Ruth Madoff in “The Wizard of Lies” and now as an uptown grandee gone…

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