Old art of Athabascan quillwork rediscovered

Quillwork was a popular style for decorating Athabascan garments until Europeans introduced glass beads in the mid-1800s. Now, two Athabascan artists and an art conservator are recreating the ancient art of quillwork.

Taliban wages war against girls' education in Pakistan

I recently watched "Class Dismissed in Swat Valley," a short, sobering video on The New York Times Web site. It's about the Taliban's decision to ban girls' education in the beautiful and formerly peaceful Swat Valley of northern Pakistan, the country where I was born and raised.

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