‘Counter-Strike’ has sold over 25 million units, making it one of the most popular first-person shooters of all time.
Two researchers interviewed military members and vets to see what role first-person shooters played in their lives – before, during and after their enlistments.
Twain was an opinionated, prolific commentator on the personalities and political issues of his day.
He probably would have been amused by – and maybe even befriended – Trump the entertainer. Trump the president? Not so much.
Genking, a male-born Japanese TV personality and ‘genderless’ pioneer.
In Japanese popular culture, new trends come and go. But the Japanese have toyed with gender norms for generations.
What happens when funding isn’t just eroded, but is wiped away?
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The National Endowment for the Arts is on the chopping block...again. But this time, the ideological justifications don't pass muster.
A family catches Mardi Gras beads during the Krewe of Thoth parade down St. Charles Avenue in 2000.
February 24, 2017
Each Mardi Gras, 25 million pounds of beads hit the streets of New Orleans. One researcher went to the Chinese factories that make them – and spoke to the workers who believe the beads will be given to royalty.
A 1941 photograph depicts the Chicago Defender’s linotype operators.
From the treatment of black World War II veterans to Emmett Till's murder, the black press helped lay the groundwork for the civil rights movement. What role can it play today?
Director Asghar Farhadi wins the award for best screenplay at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.
Their critiques may be more gentle, their attacks more circumspect – but they are resonant nonetheless. And when filmmakers like Farhadi confront Trump, they're on familiar turf: They've seen his type back home.
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With the number of multiracial Americans growing, there's a fierce debate in the black community over who's black – and who isn't.
February 10, 2017
Data from swiping apps like Tinder are giving researchers a window into how dating and relationships could be changing.
Kamala Khan is a Muslim, Pakistani-American teenager who fights crime in Jersey City.
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February 15, 2017
The Marvel superhero directly confronts a 'war on terror culture' that regards Muslim-Americans as threats.
A Soviet-era stamp depicts a scene from Leo Tolstoy’s ‘War and Peace.’
January 31, 2017
Set during Napoleon's invasion of Russia, the epic novel is a case study in the grassroots strength of ordinary people.
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With an explosion of media outlets that don't adhere to mainstream journalistic standards, it's became difficult for readers to know whether to trust reports based on unnamed sources and leaks.