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Recent reports indicate that Trump administration officials have circulated plans to defund the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA), putting this agency on the chopping block – again. Conservatives...

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Is cheerleading a sport? The International Olympic Committee thinks so. In December, the IOC’s executive board voted to provisionally recognize cheerleading. This means that for the next three years,...

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From Jan. 26 to 29, hundreds of thousands of people will convene in the French town of Angoulême to celebrate a very specific form of storytelling. The French call it “bandes dessinées,” or “drawn...

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On January 20, Americans focused their attention on Washington, D.C., as the Presidential Inauguration ceremony took place on the National Mall, a place that urban scholars, geographers and historians...

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No one is born with an innate understanding of time, and babies must learn to synchronize and coordinate their behavior with the rest of the world. Until then, they demand attention at all hours of the...

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If there’s one thing Americans can agree upon, it might be that people – no matter how angry they are – shouldn’t be indiscriminately firing guns into crowds. Yet mass shootings are on the rise,...

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In the late 16th century, the famous French essayist Michel de Montaigne wrote about two marriages between people of the same sex. The first involved women in eastern France, the second a group of men...

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In the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump won the white vote across all demographics except for college-educated white women. He did especially well among working class white voters: 67 percent...

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Over the past year, politicians on the right have railed against the supposed tyranny of political correctness. Perhaps it’s fitting, then, that as 2016 draws to a close, arguably the most obscene...

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The battle against wrinkles has lasted for centuries. Long before surgical facelifts, people ingested powders and potions, stretched their faces using thread and tape, and rubbed their skin with Crisco,...