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America's Worst Utopias

Michelle Enemark
Michelle Enemark

The Illustrated Map of America's Worst Utopias. Communal living experiments can fail in so many different ways.  
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See the beginnings of The Monkees in these utterly charming screen tests. You can see why these four were chosen for the show.
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What Mad Max: Fury Road looks like without special effects. Surprise: the fire, explosions, and crashes were all real.
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Jimsonweed and Jamestown. An account of how the toxic salad made colonial soldiers act like stoned fools.  
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5 Things You Never Knew About the Kennedys. I did not know that Rose was a countess.
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If Football Teams Heeded Science and Reason, They Would Win a Lot More Games. An economist crunches the numbers on punting.  
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Jeff UpWorthy's "You Might Be a Millennial If..." Starring Jeff Foxworthy.
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This Is How Long It Takes Before Coffee Stops Working. Time to quit binging and get some sleep.

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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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