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The buzz leading up to this year’s Academy Awards was tempered with protests against an institution that has remained too white and too male for too long. How would host Chris Rock handle the issue...

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During President Obama’s final State of the Union address, he called for reforms to the voting process, saying, “We’ve got to make it easier to vote, not harder. We need to modernize it for the...

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Remember those big black disks with holes in the middle that used to be played on “turntables?” They’re not actually ancient history. This past year, worshipers at what novelist Michael Chabon calls...

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During Pope Francis’ recent tour of Mexico, he denounced the country’s illicit drug trade, while calling for social programs to lift up the poor. One thing he didn’t explicitly touch on: the...

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Anyone who has ever tried to cut back on sweets has probably heard that all it takes is “mind over matter.” But new research by Lenny Vartanian of UNSW Australia and Kristin Kernan and Brian Wansink...

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“Chutzpah” is making headlines again. This time it’s not because someone mispronounced it (as former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann did a few years ago); it’s because Republican presidential candidate...

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On the evening of February 12, 1946, Isaac Woodard, a 26-year-old black Army veteran, boarded a bus in Augusta, Georgia. Earlier that day, he’d been honorably discharged, and he was heading to Winnsboro,...

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Twenty-four percent of U.S. teens say they’re online “almost constantly.” Now much of that time, it seems, is spent incessantly compiling and navigating vast collections and streams of images. In...

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When you exit the elevated number 7 subway at the 74th Street station in the Jackson Heights section of New York City, a walk northward immediately puts you in a Little India. Bhangra music blares and...

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Several years ago, Oxford professor and Shakespeare scholar Jonathan Bate decided to write a biography of the British Poet Laureate Ted Hughes. Initially it seemed he had the support of Hughes’...