November 30, 2020

The Gabra

This time of year, the Gabra of Northeast Africa celebrate a holiday which commemorates human dependence on seasonal cycles.

November 27, 2020

Masquerade Test

During Nigeria’s Kalabari Masquerade, male dancers risk public humiliation for a chance at prestige.

November 26, 2020

Family Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving unites individuals and families in the spirit of gratitude and sharing.

November 25, 2020

First Thanksgiving

All the trappings of a traditional Native American meal.

November 24, 2020

Drum Language

Listen to the words of a water spirit, communicated through the rhythms of drums.

November 23, 2020

Kalabari Masquerade

The dry winter months are masquerade season for the Kalabari people of Nigeria.

November 20, 2020

Celebrating the Sabbath

For Syrian Jews, the Sabbath is both a time for rest and for song.

November 19, 2020

A Marriage Song

The words of a marriage song reflect a rich and dynamic musical tradition.

November 18, 2020


For a group of Jews with roots in Syria, Pizmon music carries memories of the past as it marks the celebrations of the present.

November 17, 2020

The Whale’s Footprint

When whales surface, they leave a smooth section of water known as a footprint.

November 16, 2020

Encountering Whales

California Gray whales find safety in numbers on their long journey south.

November 13, 2020

Festival of Light

Welcome to Diwali – a luminous celebration of enlightenment.

November 12, 2020

Gray Whales

Using kayaks and “a gentle angle of approach, a researcher pays a visit to migrating Gray whales.

November 11, 2020

Ravens on the Alert

How do ravens sense danger in their environment?

November 10, 2020

Hawk Watching

One of the season’s last glimpses of hawks, kestrels and other birds of prey as they soar above the cliffs of New Jersey.

November 9, 2020

Raven Cache

For ravens, winter is a season which calls for strategy and some occasional bickering.

November 6, 2020

Persimmon Harvest

An annual harvest of wild persimmons has been a lifelong tradition.

November 5, 2020

The Swinging Chestnut Strikes Again

Older Britons have adopted conkers, a children’s game, and turned it into a competitive spectator sport.

November 4, 2020


Winter in Britain means it’s time to find the perfect chestnut for a game of conkers.

November 3, 2020

Feast for the Dead

Party down with those with your ancestors.

November 2, 2020

Day of the Dead

In early November, many Mexicans visit their departed loved ones, and celebrate the Day of the Dead.