Pharmacy or marijuana dispensary?
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Marijuana has a rich linguistic tradition. But drive by dispensaries like 'Advanced Medical Alternatives' or 'Alameda Wellness Center,' and you might think you’re passing the office of a physical therapist.
A lithograph by French caricaturist J. J. Grandville depicts the torture of too much noise.
Bibliothèque nationale de France
Is noise the real monster? Or is it our own intolerance of unwanted sounds?
In 1938, a cultural icon was born.
Pop culture, personal tragedy and heroic persistence all played a role.
Fire engulfs the Branch Davidian residence near Waco, Texas on April 19, 1993.
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The story of the Waco siege is a story of how the media and the government can work in concert to shape a narrative and dehumanize victims.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifying on Capitol Hill.
AP Photo/Andrew Harnik
Experts reviewed more than five hours of testimony Facebook’s notoriously reserved CEO gave to Congress, searching for nonverbal clues to understand what he’s really thinking.
A screenshot from the Deadspin montage, which featured news anchors repeating the same script decrying ‘fake news.’
In many cases, the mistreatment of TV anchors has become the story – at the expense of bigger questions about corporate ownership.
The prospect alone can make you want to avoid the person altogether.
We can disagree with co-workers in meetings. We can argue about sports with friends. A new study explores why politics seems to be an entirely different beast.
The nose isn’t going under the knife like it once did.
People who’ve gotten nose jobs are also trying to revert to a more natural look.
Sinclair Broadcast Group is under fire, following the spread of a video showing anchors at its stations reading a script criticizing ‘fake’ news stories.
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It’s worth looking at how local news stations have traditionally operated.
After opening in 1943, “Oklahoma!” was an instant hit and had a run of over 2,000 performances.
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The Broadway hit offered an escape from the anxieties of World War II. But the America it portrayed – unified, patriotic and white – rings hollow today.
Martin Luther King Jr.‘s dream – which alternated between shattered and hopeful – can be traced back to Hughes’ poetry.
In order to avoid being labeled a communist sympathizer, King needed to publicly distance himself from the controversial poet. Privately, King found ways to channel Hughes' prose.
When persons with dementia engage with others who share their passion for the game, colorful memories can emerge.
A new form of therapy gives people with dementia the opportunity to chat with other baseball fans, watch footage of old games and even play wiffle ball.
Fans plead for an autograph from Shohei Ohtani, Major League Baseball’s newest Japanese import.
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The effects of war, economic tension and accidental deaths have been mitigated by a sport that both cultures treasure.
Is muscle definition now being added to an already impossibly thin ideal?
The rise of 'fitspiration' seems to promote a body that is both impossibly thin and muscular. A new study explores whether this has become a new benchmark for women.
For decades, each party simply used a combination of red, white and blue.
While it might seem like a longstanding tradition, it's a relatively recent phenomenon in the U.S.
Okay, we get it, you’re happy – no need to rub it in.
Their culture places a high value on something many Americans don't.
Edward Hopper’s ‘Office in a Small City’ (1953).
Although loneliness may seem timeless and universal, the word seems to have originated in the 16th century,
A self-portrait of the artist Thomas Eakins, one of the most celebrated painters in American history.
National Academy Museum, New York
If we’re going to grasp what makes Eakins' art so tragically powerful, we should be honest about the man who made them – and the impulses that drove him.
Walter Byers served as executive director of the NCAA between 1951 and 1988.
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In the 1950s, NCAA Executive Director Walter Byers coined the term 'student-athlete,' which laid the groundwork for the organization to reap the windfall from its annual basketball tournament.
Americans tend to prefer beers that have corn or rice ‘adjuncts,’ or fillers.
The unique role of the temperance movement in US history might explain why, when it comes to Americans' tastes, bland beer is still king.
The former president, seen here with the highest paid basketball coach in the NCAA, was known for getting into March Madness.
AP Photo/Alex Brandon
Every March, millions of Americans watch the NCAA's annual college basketball tournament, while millions more fill in brackets to win their office pool.
Unfortunately, there’s not an unlimited amount of daylight that we can squeeze out of our clocks.
The original arguments Congress made for 'springing ahead' have been thoroughly debunked. So why are they still being used by legislators today?
Because you’ve never seen it before, right?
Sarcasm thrives in ambiguous situations, which makes it especially ripe for misinterpretation.
Television continues to be the main source of media consumption for kids.
It's not just how characters look. How they talk and the role they play have a profound impact on kids, who are quick to categorize characters as 'good' or 'bad' based on superficial qualities.
In ‘Three Wise Girls’ (1932), Cassie (Jean Harlow) has to fend off her handsy boss.
Columbia Pictures Corporation
Scores of Depression-era films depicted a pattern of sexual harassment that sounds all too familiar.