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11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …

What is the link between violent video games and aggression?

This week has seen the effects of violent video games on our behaviour being put in the media spotlight once again<p>What effect do violent media have on our behaviour? It's not a new question – in the 1950s, psychiatrist Fredric Wertham wrote a book called "Seduction of the Innocent", which claimed …

In Life, Man Immune To HIV Helped Scientists Fight Virus

Stephen Crohn, a man best known for staying alive during the early days of the AIDS epidemic, died Aug. 23 at age 66. Throughout his lifetime, the New York artist helped researchers uncover vital clues about HIV and how to stop it.<p>Crohn's partner was one of the first people to die from AIDS in …

Ralph Ellison’s race classic “Invisible Man” banned in North Carolina

The novel has been banned after having been assigned as summer reading in a district under fire for school prayer<p>Students in Randolph County, North Carolina won't have access to "Invisible Man."<p>That county's board of education voted 5-2 this week to remove all copies of the Ralph Ellison novel from …

Why I love … the depiction of the favela in City of God

The favela in City of God is so well rendered it becomes a character – cruel, alluring, inescapable. But most of all, it is intensely real<p>• Read more from our Why I Love ... series<p>City of God is an exhilarating, fast-paced action film set in the oppressive confines of a favela in Rio de Janeiro, …

Stephen King damns Shelley Duvall's character in film of The Shining

Promoting his sequel to The Shining, King says that Stanley Kurbick's version of Wendy Torrance is 'one of the most misogynistic characters ever put on film'<p>• More on The Shining<p>Stephen King's distaste for Stanley Kubrick's film of The Shining is well-documented, with the author claiming it's the …

Visualizing Race, Identity, and Change

A feature in <i>National Geographic</i>‘s October 125th anniversary issue looks at the changing face of America in an article by Lise Funderburg, with portraits of multiracial families by Martin Schoeller, that celebrates the beauty of multiracial diversity and shows the limitations around our current …