Ask A Slave

The new web series Ask A Slave is funny and heartbreaking. You won't believe how clueless some Americans are about slavery.
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Fall movies to look forward to. After an awful summer of film failures, you deserve it.
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What seems to be a typical daytime talk-show dressing down takes a sudden unexpected turn. It's only about thirty seconds, but it got me right in the heart.
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12 weaselly TV characters who refuse to die. When you're a character that audiences love, or love to hate, you can survive anything.
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An unnamed driver claims to have gone completely around Manhattan in a record 24 minutes -and videotaped the trip. Now police are looking for the dangerous driver.
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Meet Armand Fernandez-Pierre, a 335-pound high school football player who is also a talented cheerleader. He plays other sports, too, and has a part-time job.
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Butler Blue II, the Butler University mascot, crossed the rainbow bridge. Even if you've never heard of the dog, bring a hanky to read about his passing and watch a moving tribute from the school.
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How being poor can lower your IQ. Even when controlling for nutrition and inherited ability, studies show that worrying about money crowds out the ability think about other important things.
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The Extraordinary Life of Liviu Librescu. A tough history made him a tough teacher, when it really mattered.

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How Jupiter May Have Gifted Early Earth With Water
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How Jupiter May Have Gifted Early Earth With Water. Young gas giants throw debris toward inward planets, including hydrogen-rich materials.

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Brazil's Geography Problem. It's a big country with lots of people, so why isn't it a world power?

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The Science of Hearing. Our ability to detect and interpret sounds is due to an amazing and complicated biological system.

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Lucasfilm Might be Putting Future Star Wars Spinoffs on Hold. Solo's disappointing box office was a surprise glitch in the moneymaking machine.

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Why Women Say Nothing Is Wrong When Something Is Clearly Wrong. She has plenty of reasons not to share it with you right now.

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How to Decorate Like a Viking. Archaeologists have built a palette of the paint colors used on Viking homes and buildings.

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The Breastfeeding Zealots of the Neonatal Ward. Maternal lactation is pushed to the point of shaming mothers with hungry babies.

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9 Amazing Tiki Bars. A visit will cool you off even on the hottest day.

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Sneaky Ways Restaurants Are Hacking Your Brain
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Sneaky Ways Restaurants Are Hacking Your Brain. Check out 25 subtle tricks that make you spend more.

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Here’s How You Can Help Fight Family Separation at the Border. A list of resources and organizations that need your skills, time, or money.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Summer Solstice. While the days will only get shorter from here, temperatures will still go up.

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The Forgotten Chefs Who Made Chili Con Carne a Tex-Mex Standard. Women running their own businesses gave us an entirely new cuisine.

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You Would Never Expect Killer Whales to Appear Here. Arctic Ocean prey that once fed polar bears is fair game for orcas.

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Brooklyn's Defunct Domino Sugar Plant Opens as Domino Park. Pictures show how an old factory can become a community park and still retain its history.

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First Impressions. Tom Comitta took the first sentence from 268 New Yorker short stories, sorted them, and combined them into one surprisingly cohesive tale.

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The Original Locations of 15 Famous Chain Stores. There might be one near you!

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