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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 …

Literature

What is the link between violent video games and aggression?

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 that comic books were unnecessarily exposing children to violence and causing them to become delinquent. Although …

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

<b>Ralph Ellison (AP)</b><p>The novel has been banned after having been assigned as summer reading in a district under fire for school prayer<p>Daniel D'Addario<p>September 19, 2013 3:08pm (UTC)<p>Students in Randolph County, North Carolina won't have access to "Invisible Man."<p>That county's board of education voted …

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

City of God is an exhilarating, fast-paced action film set in the oppressive confines of a favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I love the way the movie depicts the slum because it compels viewers not just to confront the desperation, poverty and violence of life there, but to enter that nightmarish …

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

Stephen King's distaste for Stanley Kubrick's film of The Shining is well-documented, with the author claiming it's the only movie adaptation of his work he could "remember hating". But in an interview with the BBC to promote his sequel, Doctor Sleep, King has explained further issues he has with …

Visualizing Race, Identity, and Change

Picture Stories<p>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 …