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Last month, my colleagues and I were moved by a beautiful and tragic New York Times editorial by Kate Bowler, a religion professor from Duke Divinity School who was recently diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. Bowler...

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For Major League Baseball teams, spring brings the promise of a better year. For the baseball media, it means putting their expertise to the test and forecasting player and team performances. Most of...

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With the recently announced shutdown of Al Jazeera America, the alternative cable news scene is in flux. Launched as a corrective to the politicized and spectacle-heavy programming of Fox News, CNN and...

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Wouldn’t it be wonderful to travel to a foreign country without having to worry about the nuisance of communicating in a different language? In a recent Wall Street Journal article, technology policy...

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2016 hasn’t been a great year for the selfie. In February, Argentinian tourists passed around a baby La Plata dolphin in order to take selfies with it. The endangered animal subsequently died from stress...

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For over a year, I’ve been documenting the lives of three long-term drug users – Marie, Cheryl and Johnny – who are participating in Vancouver’s heroin-assisted clinical study and program. In...

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Seventy years ago, on the morning of March 17, 1946, Jackie Robinson sat with his wife Rachel in a small bedroom in a stranger’s home in Daytona Beach, Florida, and wondered what lay ahead for him that...

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When Kim Kardashian “broke the Internet” with her nude selfie last week, it was the latest stunt by a socialite who has become an object of fascination in our celebrity-obsessed culture. While some...

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Open your Twitter or Instagram account and chances are good somewhere in there you may see an unflattering photo of a stranger. It’s become increasingly common to share pictures of people we don’t...

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In an essay describing the loathing that Ted Cruz’s face seems to inspire, the neurologist Richard Cytowic resorts to the German colloquial expression Backpfeifengesicht. It’s a combination of two...