Mesmerizing hip gyration and fluid arm movement are second nature to Julia Skinner, who, while living in Hawaii, spent many childhood hours in the obligatory hula-instruction. Julia still hulas and shares some stories.
Bear right at the mountain-sized turkey (according to an antique map). Off our coast on a French-made nautical chart, exaggeratedly large French warships dwarf and scare wimpy British ships. In his new book, Mapping Virginia: From the Age of Exploration to the Civil War, map expert Bill Wooldridge notices how we once pictured our own land and how the world-beyond once pictured Virginia.