Three people, their backs to the camera, stand in front of the Wall reading the names inscribed on it

Veterans’ Day Weekend, 2013

Guest post by Dr. Dawn S. Bowen, Professor of Geography, University of Mary Washington As the vast majority of Americans celebrate Veterans Day as a day off, or a day to hit the store sales, …

A landscape of gam(b)ling: Macau

In 2006, Macau passed Las Vegas to become the world’s largest casino gambling center. By 2012, its revenues were near nearly four times large than those of the state of Nevada. The video, made during …

A Rwandan journey (video)

Along the road from Kigali to Ruhengeri   On the last day of my March 2013 visit to Rwanda I traveled from the capital city of Kigali, in the center of the country, through the …

The geography of guns and gun homicide

Update, June 10, 2014. Today, a 14 year-old gunman opened fire in an Oregon school, killing a fellow student; this was the 74th school shooting in the United States since the Newtown shooting I wrote about in …