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Cultural History

Why 'The Dress' Has Always Been News

2012-02-16-archdailyreal.jpg | Tim Neff | Posted 03.31.2015 | Books

This story originally appeared on Public Books March 15, 2015 — As “the dress” befuddled the Internet’s hive mind, our newsfeeds swelle...

The Entire History Of Western Civilization... In 5 Minutes

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 08.07.2014 | Technology

If you could compress 2,600 years of cultural history into one moment, it'd look something like this. The stunning visualization created by Maximil...

WATCH: Centuries Of Cultural History Compressed Into Five Minutes

natureheader | Alison Abbott | Posted 08.01.2014 | Science

All roads lead from Rome, according to a visual history of human culture built entirely from the birth and death places of notable people. The 5-minut...

Pentagon spends billions on duplicative camouflage outfits, GAO says

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Douglas Birch April 12, 2013 This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigat...

WATCH: The Origins Of Betty Boop

Posted 10.26.2011 | Arts

Cartoon coquette Betty Boop is an indelible part of American animation history, as well as its first sex symbol. Boop's wide-eyed sex appeal reverbera...

Arts Education in America

Quincy Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Quincy Jones

Can we really run the risk of becoming a culturally bankrupt nation because we have not inserted a curriculum into our educational institutions that will teach and nurture creativity in our children?