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Remembering Lauren Bacall

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Slate film critic Dana Stevens remembers iconic actress Lauren Bacall with a look at five of her most memorable movies.

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Beginning in 1913, John Alfred Charlton Deas started offering sessions at the Sunderland Museum for blind children and adults to come experience the artifacts. Check out the vintage photos from their visits.

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An 1883 map showing the results of the presidential election three years prior is the first to divide the country into red and blue states.

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If the characters in Game of Thrones traveled on public transportation, this is what the subway system in Westeros would look like.

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Learn about the history of humans' understanding of sharks. Complete with spectacularly weird drawings.

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If the titles on your high school curriculum didn't turn you into a book worm, maybe one of these 50 books you never read in class will inspire your literary side.

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17 Pieces Of Advice For New Dads That Are Actually Really Helpful. You can never spend too much time bonding with your child.

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Raccoon and the Light. The cute animated story of a raccoon that found a flashlight shows what forest creatures do in the dark.

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Behind the Scenes at the National Zoo’s Kitchen. Catering to the needs and preferences of 1800 animals is no picnic.

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The Stanford Prison Experiment was Massively Influential, But Fraudulent. Shocking experiments become classics, while their irregularities and the failure to replicate their results are barely noticed.

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4 True Crime Stories Starring Famous Historical Figures. Featuring Abraham Lincoln, Arthur Conan Doyle, Queen Elizabeth, and Colonel Sanders.

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Bark In The Park Event Goes Sideways. What could possibly go wrong when you combine good dogs and flying baseballs?

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What Do Women Want? Pockets! There's no good reason we can't stash a phone as easily as men do.

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Why Father's Day Was 58 Years in the Making. It wasn't an official holiday until 1972!

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The Day the Sun Erupted. Every 11 years or so, plasma will spew hundreds of thousands of kilometers out from the sun's surface.

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The Hidden History of Shanghai’s Jewish Quarter. The city welcomed refugees from Nazi persecution when no one else would.

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The 10 Most Deceptive PR Campaigns in History. Watch out for the dehydrated cane syrup from a banana republic!

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The Saga of the MPR Raccoon. One wild animal in downtown St. Paul brought thousands of people together.

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The First Look At Wonder Woman 2 Sees a Surprising Hero Return. What could have been a spoiler is now the main promotional hook.

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The History of Flexi Discs. Sound recordings on the cheap alternative to vinyl were good for everything from marketing to Cold War smuggling.

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