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Woody Guthrie's tenancy in Fred Trump's Beach Haven apartment complex coincided with a diagnosis of Huntington's disease. Library of Congress Earlier this year, I wrote about a cache of...

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For years, many have said that sports teams with Native American mascots – the Cleveland Indians, Chicago Blackhawks and Florida State Seminoles, to name a few – perpetuate stereotypes against Native...

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Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision ruling bans on interracial marriage unconstitutional. While the ruling in Loving v. Virginia (1967) was controversial at the time –...

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To fight terrorist networks, we need to understand them and learn from them. Obviously that doesn’t mean training to become terrorists ourselves. But we can learn from the way many terrorist organizations...

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At this year’s Miss America pageant, the first openly lesbian contestant, Erin O’Flaherty, will compete for the crown in Atlantic City. Flaherty’s participation will represent yet another step...

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Fifty years ago – on Sept. 8, 1966 – TV viewers were transfixed by the appearance on screen of a green-hued, pointy-eared alien called Spock. But beneath the makeup, actor Leonard Nimoy fretted that...

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Mothers across all cultures may worry about being judged for their child’s appearance. But for African-American mothers, a child’s hairstyle can be especially anxiety-inducing. If they don’t properly...

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As a professor of Russian literature, I’ve come to realize that it’s never a good sign when real life resembles a Fyodor Dostoevsky novel. Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, with its riotous...

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On Aug. 6, skateboarding was added to the list of new sports for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Now, six million skateboarders in the United States – plus millions abroad – will have a global platform to...

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If you’re one of the billions of people around the world following the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in any form, you’re probably aware of its most talked-about sports moments. Simone Biles of the United...