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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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Scientists Are Pushing For a Ban on Killer Robots
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A Growing Movement of Scientists is Pushing for a Ban on Killer Robots. Separating human judgment from war is a recipe for disaster.

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17 Homes You’ve Seen On TV And What They Look Like Off-Screen. Not shown: the tourists who stop and take pictures.

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The Curious Case of the Law of the Tongue. When orcas help you hunt whales, it's only right to share the meat with them.

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The Hunt for Mexico’s Heirloom Beans. A return to rare and exotic bean varieties has made the humble legume cool.

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Why Restaurants Became So Loud—And How to Fight Back. An ambience designed for "buzz" and "energy" can damage your hearing.

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Should America Go Cash-Free? Digital money is convenient, but total reliance on banks comes with costs.

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10 Out-of-This-World Facts About Plan 9 From Outer Space. What made it a bad movie also made it a lot of fun.

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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel
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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel. Action Comics #1000 celebrates the anniversary by reminding us of what the superhero is all about.

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North Carolina’s Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum. Detour your next road trip to enjoy this whimsical attraction.

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The Rise and Fall of the Hormel Girls, Who Sold America on SPAM. The drum and bugle corps made the act of eating canned meat feel patriotic.

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O Moldy Night: A Celebration of Molded Food. Outstanding dishes at an event in North Carolina ranged from the sublime to the disgusting.

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What It's Like To Be Latino In the U.S. The hyphen makes life difficult on both sides.

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A Real-life Lord of the Flies: the Troubling Legacy of the Robbers Cave Experiment. Muzafer Sherif manipulated boys at summer camp to hate each other in the 1950s, but they only learned the truth as elderly men.

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Ten Superstitions of Writers and Artists. They must have worked, since all these people became famous.

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On Pins and Needles: 11 Famous Knitters. The hobby never completely goes out of style.

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