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Arts and Humanities

Abstract Expressionism
African-Americans, portrayal in…
African Dance
afterlife
agnosticism
aliens
amusement parks
ancient cultures
ancient musical instruments
ancient Roman bath houses
angels
animal fighting events, ethics of
animal testing, ethics of
animation
anime/manga
anti-Semitism in literature
art glass
Arthurian legend
Arts & Crafts movement
atonement
autobiography, art of
bagpipes
Bayeux tapestry
beat poets
Beatles, cultural impact
bebop to hip-hop
body piercing
Bono (U2) activism
Buddhism
butoh
carnivals & circuses
carousels
castrati
celebrity
censorship in contemporary art
civility in the cell phone era
cloning, ethics
comic strips
concrete poetry
creationism vs. evolution
Crusades
cultural speech
dance as meditation
Dance of Death
Day of the Dead
Delphic Oracle
demonology
dialects of the South
dragons & other mythical beasts
ebonics
e-books
ecology in art
economic context of a novel
ecopoetry/ecocriticism
electronic music
elegies
embedded journalists
epitaphs
Esperanto
euthanasia
evil
fad dances (Macarena, etc.)
fairy tales
faith healing
fate
Fauves
feng shui
fiber art
free will

Freudian interpretation
fundamentalism
fur fasion, ethics
gargoyles
ghosts and poltergeists
Gnostics
goddesses
Golum
Gothic
graphic novels
Guerrilla Girls
Gullah dialect
gypsies
Harlem Renaissance
heaven
the hero in literature
Hinduism
hip hop culture
hippies
hipsters
historic preservation
history of the tuba, piano, etc.
holy grail
humor
icons
immortality
incarnation
Indigo children
information theory (in literature)
Islam
jazz, contemporary
Kabuki theater
karma
kinetic sculpture
kissing customs
klezmer music
labyrinth in religion
lace
line, texture, color across the arts
liturgy
Lost Colony
magic
make-up--fashion or stage
manners--out of style?
Mardi Gras
media ethics
meme
method acting
mime
minimalism
modern murals
monasteries
monsters in mythology
morality
mosaic, ancient & modern
movies' influence on fashion
mummies
music festivals
music therapy
musical satire
mystery plays
mysticism
myths, similarity across cultures
Nation of Islam
neo-romanticism
Nihilism
nirvana
Nobel Prize
nocturnes

noh
non-sexist language
non-violence
Nostradamus
nymphs
opera, contemporary
organ transplant ethics
otherkin
paganism
papacy
plagiarism
post-modern architecture
priests and marriage?
pyramids
raku pottery
rap lyrics as poetry
rap music's effect on morals
"reality" tv--realistic?
reincarnation
religious holidays in various countries
rhythm & blues
right to privacy
robots
rose windows
saxophone in the symphony
science fiction
Scientology
serial music
sin
sitcom
slang
slanting in journalism
snake-handling in religious practice
social media
social networking
the soul
space and place in literature
speakeasy
special effects in movies
Stonehenge
suffering
sustainable design
symbolism
tabloid ethics
tattoos
textile arts
Theater of the Absurd
Third Stream music
totem poles
tramp art
Transcendentalists
trickster
troubadours
urban sculpture
vampires
Virginia authors
vocal vibrato
voodoo
war--influence on arts
witches
women artists, musicians, writers
women as priests
women photographers
women's roles in history
world music
yellow journalism
yin/yang
Zoroastrianism