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5,000-year-old Chinese Beer Recipe Revealed May 23, 2016 | National Public Radio

Patrick McGovern of the Penn Museum says, “All indications are that ancient peoples, [including those at this Chinese dig site], applied the same principles and techniques as brewers do today.”

Audio: More Than a Mistress: Madame De Pompadour Was a Minister of the Arts May 10, 2016 | “Morning Edition,” National Public Radio

Joan DeJean of the School of Arts & Sciences shares her thoughts on Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, French King Louis XV’s chief mistress.

‘Touch Tours’ Help Blind Experience Philadelphia’s Historic Food Scene May 2, 2016 | National Public Radio

The hands-on tours at the Ancient Egypt exhibit at the Penn Museum are mentioned.

Video: With ‘Lemonade,’ Beyoncé Shows She’s an Artist in Control April 25, 2016 | PBS NewsHour

Salamishah Tillet of the School of Arts & Sciences shares her thoughts on singer Beyoncé’s latest visual album and how she presents herself as an artist in control.

‘Miles Ahead’ and ‘Nina’ Try to Hit the Beat on the Offbeat April 22, 2016 | New York Times

Salamishah Tillet of the School of Arts & Sciences shares her review of the jazz biopic featuring Miles Davis.