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Stories by Krystal D'Costa

The Hunt for the First Flower

All modern flowers are descendants of a single ancestor. We might finally have a sense of what that ancestor looked like

September 2, 2017 — Krystal D'Costa

On My Shelf: The Lost City of Z

This academic year, I'm using the AIP book review series, On My Shelf, to revisit the books in my personal library. Over the course of the next ten months, I rereading my collection of ethnographies and popular science books and to share some thoughts with you...

September 2, 2017 — Krystal D'Costa

The American Obsession with Lawns

Lawns are the most grown crop in the U.S.—and they're not one that anyone can eat; their primary purpose is to make us look and feel good about ourselves

May 6, 2017 — Krystal D'Costa

What's the Meaning of Easter Baskets?

Part of the Easter festivities today may include giving children baskets of goodies, which are left ostensibly by the Easter Bunny. That absolutely is the case in my household.

April 16, 2017 — Krystal D'Costa

The (Anthropological) Truth about Walls

From the Great Wall of China to Hadrian's Wall to the New Amsterdam Wall on Wall Street to the Wall defended by Castle Black, walls have a long-standing place in history and pop culture to defend people...

February 12, 2017 — Krystal D'Costa
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