Full story - December 03, 2020
Dutch white people in blackface and colorful costumes
Annual Dec. 5 tradition sees performers don blackface and afro wigs. But a growing number of Dutch citizens — and Rev. Jesse Jackson — believe it's time to wave goodbye to the custom.
Full story - November 28, 2020
The Pestsäule monument in Vienna.
Although memorials to past pandemics are not as prolific as war memorials, they do exist. A scholar of visual culture provides a brief history of such monuments around the world.
Full story - November 27, 2020
The hompage of Parler displayed on a laptop. The slogan on the screen reads, "Read news, speak free."
Millions of outgoing US President Donald Trump's supporters have flocked to the far-right social media platform where hate speech thrives.
Full story - November 25, 2020
Family gathered for an outdoor meal
Talking with people who hold different political views doesn't have to be an exercise in futile rage. Here are some tips to help you diplomatically and fruitfully discuss controversial topics.
Full story - November 25, 2020
Joe Biden sitting next to John Kerry at an event in 2015
Choosing former Secretary of State John Kerry as climate envoy is the first step. To regain trust, the US will also have to take concrete actions to cut its own greenhouse gas emissions.
Full story - November 23, 2020
A busy train station in Taiwan.
As Thanksgiving nears and fear grows in the US, people in China are traveling and enjoying time with family. While some in the US credit China's authoritarian regime, there's more to the story.
Full story - November 20, 2020
Pro-Trump supporters, including Infowars host Alex Jones, hold a ‘Stop The Steal’ protest in Atlanta as Georgia’s officials work to complete the state's recount of ballots.
Could outgoing President Trump's many supporters rise up and overthrow a Biden-led government, as the South rejected President Lincoln's election with a massive uprising?
Full story - November 18, 2020
Illustration of two doses of an mRNA vaccine
There are two new COVID-19 vaccines that appear to be more than 90% effective. Here's an explanation of the technology that distinguishes them from traditional inoculation methods.
Full story - November 17, 2020
A man holds a large stack of toilet paper rolls.
The pandemic has put a spotlight on an uncommon yet increasingly noticed disorder. But even in an era of health and home goods shortages, extreme clutter is not what you might think.
Full story - November 11, 2020
A veteran is hugged by his son
Death by suicide is the second most common form of death for veterans under age 35. But being there as friends and neighbors for veterans (and for everyone) can really brighten their prospects.

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