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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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Breaking Bad: An Oral History
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The Oral History of Breaking Bad. The people behind the groundbreaking show tell its story to celebrate the tenth anniversary of its premiere.

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Why We Didn’t See the Knights of Ren in The Last Jedi. Director Rian Johnson explains that there's nothing nefarious about their absence.

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The Little-Known History of Seafaring Pets. Sailors have been accompanied on voyages by dogs, cats, pigs, chickens, rabbits, and other animals—and not all of them were for dinner.

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A Neopets Romance. This married couple met online when they were 10 and 12 years old.

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How Americans of the 1960s Really Felt About Nuclear Fallout Shelters. Michigan State University surveyed 3514 adults about their feelings regarding preparedness for a nuclear war.

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Why Paris’s Greatest Art Nouveau Metro Stop Is No More. The Bastille station was the greatest of 141 metro stations designed by Hector Guimard at the turn of the 20th century.

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Your Coworkers are Not Your Friends. A bit of formality is appropriate among people who did not choose who they spend all day with.

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10 Graves That Are Remarkably Secure. They keep grave robbers out and zombies in.

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Is Sitting Too Close to the TV Really Bad for You?
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Is Sitting Too Close to the TV Really Bad for You? No, but there's a reason behind why people still think so.

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10 Misconceptions About U.S. Immigration. Every wave of newcomers has encountered resistance from those already here.

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21 Facts You Might Not Know About Rodney Dangerfield. He got no respect, but we'll never forget him.

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Watch a Man Build a Log Cabin by Himself in Four Minutes. It actually took months, but this is a fascinating yet relaxing time-lapse version.

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How Montana Gold Rushers Literally Threw Away a Fortune in Sapphires. Yogo Gulch still produces some of the finest sapphires in the world.

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New Details Emerge About Solo: A Star Wars Story. Including an official synopsis.

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The Starbucks Logo Has A Secret You’ve Never Noticed. She was too perfect to be real before a small design change.

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8 Major Milestones in Facial Transplant Surgeries. What was recently thought impossible has been accomplished quite a few times.

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