Ice with a slice of history.
The history of ice in drinks goes back to antiquity. But it only really got going when a Bostonian started exporting ice to the British in colonial India.
A colorful vintage cartoon greeting card depicts a caricature of a soldier receiving a message from the ‘Pigeon Express’.
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A professor of comedy examines holiday cards in times of struggles. They aren't all sad.
Muslim schools can provide a place for girls to study while wearing headscarves.
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School reforms pushed by French President Emmanuel Macron are aimed at pushing Muslim students into public schools. An expert explains why this may be the wrong approach.
Actress Claire Danes playing CIA officer Carrie Mathison, who struggles with mental illness, on the set of ‘Homeland.’
Despite recent social movements that have garnered greater inclusivity in the arts, disabled actors are still waiting for their moment in the spotlight.
With concert halls shut down, classical musicians are turning to online streaming.
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A composer and performer talks about the impact of the pandemic on classical music performances and his experience composing in isolation.
‘Maa Bharati On Coronavirus’
Goddesses have traditionally protected against sickness and cured the ill, according to Hindu belief. More recently they have been coopted to combat AIDS and traffic deaths.
Maine’s Penobscot River flows freely where the Veazie Dam once stood. Dam removals have reopened the river to 12 native fish species.
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Thousands of dams across the US are aging and overdue for maintenance. Taking them down can revive rivers, restore fish runs and create new opportunities for tourism and outdoor activities.
Who broke up with whom?
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Unbridled ambition and bruised egos created an irreparable fissure.
Street gangs that operate with impunity make El Salvador one of the world’s most violent countries. Few murders are ever solved.
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A new Human Rights Watch report finds many Salvadoran deportees are killed once home, often by the gangs they fled. Rampant impunity means El Salvador can't protect vulnerable people from violence.
Old-growth forests prevailed in New England for thousands of years.
Evidence shows Native Americans in New England lived lightly on the land for thousands of years. It wasn't until Europeans arrived that the landscape experienced major human impacts.
Students in an advanced bachelor’s degree seminar in the Bard Prison Initiative at Eastern New York Correctional Facility.
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A scholar who has taught in prison weighs in on 'College Behind Bars,' which airs Nov. 25 and 26 on PBS. The documentary prompts viewers to consider the importance of higher education in prison.
El Salvador’s new president is the latest Salvadoran leader to order a police crackdown on street gangs like MS-13 and Barrio 18.
Trump officials plan to send asylum seekers from the US to El Salvador while their claims are processed. That would expose these vulnerable people to grave dangers, says a political violence expert.
Pictured from left to right are ‘Friends’ cast members Matt LeBlanc, Courtney Cox, Matthew Perry, Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer.
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Since 'Friends' premiered 25 years ago, both the television industry and the sitcom genre have undergone huge transformations.
China is projected to surpass the U.S. in box office receipts in 2020.
Studios are starting to realize that diverse casts and diverse stories have a massive earning potential.
Raya Dunayevskaya believed “Marxism is a theory of liberation or it is nothing.”
The book, Marxism and Freedom was written in 1958. Yet, it remains relevant today.
Frantz Fanon lectured about fundamental resistance at the University of Tunis in 1959 and 1960.
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Fanon found in Algeria that what the colonial law courts considered a failure of integration by mental patients was in fact an elemental resistance to European rule.
Thinking with Karl Marx on his 200th birthday means recognising the importance of thought.
The Joe Strummer mural on East 7th Street and Avenue A in the East Village, New York.
"The Magnificent Seven" was a slice of daily life, a class struggle song framed by the sound of funk and the emergent hip-hop in New York.
Alexis Sanchez celebrates Arsenal beating Chelsea in the 2017 FA Cup final.
World soccer is the story of hyper-capitalism. What would fan and revolutionary thinker Frantz Fanon have thought about the state of the sport?