PLEDGE NOW
Indiana Jones: The Men and the Myths

NOTE: News broke this week that the last batch of artifacts taken from Machu Picchu by an American archaeologist who rediscovered the Inca city has been returned to Peru by Yale University. Check out this archive edition of On Point to hear more about it:

photo

It’s just a matter of days now, and Indiana Jones is back in a theater near you.

Harrison Ford, the leather jacket, the bullwhip, the fedora — 27 years after “Raiders of the Lost Ark” they’re practically archeological artifacts themselves. But who cares? Everybody wants to get back to snakes and jungle and desert and adventure.

At Yale, where the new film, “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” opens in ivy splendor, that story — a true story — has never gone away. In fact, it’s hot.

This hour, On Point: Bull whips everyone. We’ve got real-life derring-do, and the return of Indiana Jones.

Guests:

Ty Burr, film critic for The Boston Globe.

Roger Atwood, a contributing editor at Archaeology magazine and author of “Stealing History: Tomb Raiders, Smugglers, and the Looting of the Ancient World.”

Andrew Mangino, editor in chief of The Yale Daily News, he will be a senior next fall majoring in political science and history.

Christopher Heaney, a 2003 Yale graduate, he lived and studied on a Fulbright scholarship in Cusco, Peru, from 2005-2006, and is writing a book on Hiram Bingham III and Machu Picchu to be published in 2010 by Palgrave Macmillan.

Barbara Shailor, deputy provost for the arts at Yale University.

Eliane Karp-Toledo, first lady of Peru from 2001-2006, she is an anthropologist and currently a visiting lecturer at Stanford University.

Please follow our community rules when engaging in comment discussion on this site.
ONPOINT
TODAY
Feb 11, 2016
In this Oct. 21, 2013, file photo, Vern Lund, president of Liberty Mine in central Mississippi near DeKalb, Miss., holds some of the lignite coal planned for use in the nearby Mississippi Power Co. carbon capture power plant. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

The Supreme Court hits the brakes on the heart of President Obama’s push to fight global warming. We’ll dig in.

Feb 11, 2016
A sampling of same of the great books author David Denby thinks could help encourage young readers to love books. (National Post)

David Denby on the 24 great books that can bring even today’s kids to reading. And maybe you, too.

RECENT
SHOWS
Feb 10, 2016
In this Feb. 1, 2016 photo, a technician from the British biotec company Oxitec, inspects the pupae of genetically modified Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, a vector for transmitting the Zika virus, in Campinas, Brazil. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Taking on the Zika virus, from tackling the disease itself, to killing the mosquitoes that carry it to the challenge of birth control.

 
Feb 10, 2016
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., waves to the crowd before speaking during a primary night watch party at Concord High School, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The winners and losers in New Hampshire, and the path ahead in the presidential primary race.

On Point Blog
On Point Blog
Notes From New Hampshire, #9: Remedy Or Replica?
Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016

Jack Beatty offers one last note from New Hampshire, and looks beyond to the primary races yet to come in both parties.

More »
Comment
 
Tom Ashbrook’s Note From New Hampshire
Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016

Fresh off the New Hampshire Presidential Primary results, host Tom Ashbrook reflects on his trip to New Hampshire, and on what comes next in the race to the White House.

More »
Comment
 
Notes From New Hampshire, #6: Bernie v. Hillary — The Electability Debate
Monday, Feb 8, 2016

Bill and Betty are not real New Hampshire voters. But their arguments about the Democratic race for President most certainly are.

More »
Comment