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Inventing Ford Country

The 1939 movie Stagecoach created three icons: John Wayne, John Ford, and the 30,000 acres of glory on the Utah-Arizona border known as Monument Valley. It was a pioneering rancher, Harry Goulding, who brought Hollywood to his home, and helped shape America’s vision of the West.<p>Astride his horse on …

It Happened One Night . . . at MGM

When Patricia Douglas was raped by an MGM salesman at a 1937 studio party, the 20-year-old dancer filed charges, taking on Hollywood's most powerful institution. Today, as Douglas breaks a 65-year silence, the author exposes the perjury, bribes, and smear tactics used to destroy her.<p>What,” asked …

Sidney Poitier, 1967, and One of the Most Remarkable Runs in Hollywood History

Five decades ago, at the height of the civil-rights movement, America’s most beloved movie actor was a black man whose three films that year—To Sir, with Love; In the Heat of the Night; and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner—made him king of the Hollywood box office. How the actor’s coolly uncompromising …

Hiroshima bomber tasted lead after nuclear blast, rediscovered Enola Gay recordings reveal

Taped recordings and transcripts of interviews with the pilot and crew of the Enola Gay have been donated to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, 40 years after they were apparently lost and 73 years after the aircraft dropped the first atomic bomb used in warfare on the city.<p>The 27 tapes cover 30 …

Hiroshima

Yuval Noah Harari: ‘The idea of free information is extremely dangerous’

Yuval Noah Harari is an Israeli historian who has written two bestsellers: <i>Sapiens</i>, which examined the course of early human history, and <i>Homo Deus</i>, which speculated on where we might be heading as a post-human species. His new book, <i>21 Lessons for the 21st Century</i>, is an exploration of the …

Fake News

The Cognitive Biases Tricking Your Brain

Science suggests we’re hardwired to delude ourselves. Can we do anything about it?<p>I am staring at a photograph of myself that shows me 20 years older than I am now. I have not stepped into the twilight zone. Rather, I am trying to rid myself of some measure of my present bias, which is the tendency …

Critical Thinking

Hiroshima bombing: The pictures too shocking to see

ON AUGUST 6, 1945, an atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima to hasten the end of World War II.<p>American B-29 bomber Enola Gay …

World War II

'Pose' Is So Beautifully Accurate It's Painful to Watch

"Pose" throws shade at a nation that has marginalized its own and turned a blind eye to the AIDS epidemic.<p><i>Pose</i> is one of the greatest television shows I have ever seen. It’s so good at capturing truths, both beautiful and painful, that I found it hard to watch.<p>There are many achievements that make …

Transwomen

Deleting this one app off your phone could double its battery life

Please don't shoot the messenger though<p>Our phone are everything. Our alarm, camera, map, and the device that allows us to get our mum on the blower when sh*t gets real. So, watching its life drain away is painful af, especially when it still says it's at 34%.<p>Luckily, <i>Inc.com</i> mobile economist John …

Doing These 4 Things Will Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

President Trump Calls for Immediate Deportation of Undocumented Immigrants With 'No Judges or Court Cases'

President Donald Trump said on Twitter Sunday that immigrants entering the country illegally should be removed from the country “immediately” without …

Ear Training Will Make You a Better Guitarist and Musician

Bill EvansJune 23, 2018<p><b>From the August 2018 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY ADAM PERLMUTTER</b><p>Years ago, I observed a group of graduate students in their …

How many words do you need to speak a language?

<b>Learning a new language can be tricky, but how many words do you need to know before you can actually get by in a foreign tongue?</b><p>That was the question posed to BBC Radio 4's More or Less programme by one frustrated listener. Despite learning German for three years, and practising nearly every day, …

Language Learning

Philadelphia Eagles Accept Mueller’s Offer to Celebrate With Him

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—The Philadelphia Eagles have accepted Robert Mueller’s invitation to come to his office and celebrate their Super Bowl victory with him, Mueller has confirmed.<p>The special counsel said that he was “absolutely tickled” that the Eagles had accepted his invitation. “I’m …

To fight the status quo, the activists of 1968 harnessed the power of fashion

By Robin Givhan<p>, Fashion critic<p>In 1968, the American Dream looked a lot like it did in the 1950s. It was rooted in the suburbs; it was a nuclear family; and it was white. Men wore a uniform of starched white shirts, dark suits and slim ties. For women, a middle-class existence was defined by shift …

Civil Rights

The year women refused to stay silent, tossed their bras and redefined politics

By Karen Heller<p>, Reporter<p>Everything was discussed, no topic deemed taboo: reproductive rights, abortion, orgasms, workplace inequality, financial disparity, relationships, rape, the harassment they faced daily walking down the street.<p>The modern women’s movement began the way women have long come …

Women's News

‘This Is Not of God’: When Anti-Trump Evangelicals Confront Their Brethren

LYNCHBURG, Va. — The night before Shane Claiborne came to town to preach at a Christian revival, he received a letter from the chief of police at Liberty University warning that if he set foot on the property, he would be arrested for trespassing and face up to 12 months in jail and a $2,500 …

Bill Gates wants you to read these 5 books over the summer

Most of us can't live like a billionaire, but nothing's stopping us from reading like one. Bill Gates on Monday published his annual summer reading list on his GatesNotes blog, mixing four nonfiction works with one acclaimed novel.<p><b>Presidential grief and ghosts</b><p>The lone novel is George Saunders' …

One of the most striking things about Harry and Meghan’s official royal wedding photos

By Karla Adam<p>, Reporter<p>LONDON — Even some of those who are lukewarm about the British monarchy were looking forward to a wedding that would help the royal family reflect some of the diversity of modern Britain.<p>Mixed-race British royals are rare enough that you have to go all the way back to the …

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

Tornado Forms in Front of a Timelapse Photographer’s Camera

It’s extremely difficult to predict when and where a tornado will form and touch down, so stormchasing photographers rely on long days of chasing and …

100th Anniversary of the Raid on Zeebrugge, in pictures

Trump Rage-Tweets That Michael Cohen Won’t Snitch on Him. Privately, He Tells Folks: ‘We’ll See.’

The president’s longtime lawyer has said he’d rather jump out of a building than turn on Trump. What if it’s a really tall building?<p>President Donald …

Very good dog Max stayed overnight with lost three-year-old girl and helped rescuers

This is one very good dog.<p>Max, a 17-year-old Blue Heeler, may be deaf, partially blind, and getting on in his years, but that didn't stop him from …

Pets

62 Emotional Pictures That Capture Private Moments of 'Soldiers at Rest' During World War II

War brings pain, sacrifice. It is really cruel, especially for the soldiers directly involved in combat. Private moments of these soldiers are really …

World War II

How to delete yourself from the Internet

Data breaches. Identity theft. Bank fraud. Every week, we read a fearsome new headline about cybercrime. Reputable services fall victim to anonymous hackers. Ransomware holds random computer user’s files hostage. And what about those websites that track your every move, targeting you with …

Information Systems

20 products with a cult following on Amazon, and why they're worth it

Power comes in numbers, and that’s how you <i>know</i> that these Amazon products are excellent. Thousands and thousands of users all agree that they’re worth it: Each item—from a knife sharpener to a clay face mask—has a 4+ star rating (and some of our staffers swear by these items too!) Without further …

Headphones

On this Texas island, pirates kept the Atlantic slave trade going—even after it was abolished

The tragic history of the African slave trade in the Gulf of Mexico has been largely forgotten<p>When Americans think of the slave trade, they usually …

Black History

Here's every class of ship in the US Navy

The US Navy is the most powerful group of ships, carriers, and sailors on Earth.<p>The Navy is older than the US — founded in 1775 as the Continental Navy — and is currently made up of 430 ships and submarines. It's been involved in more than 10 major wars, and combat has taken the Navy all over the …

Military

J.R.R. Tolkien book The Fall of Gondolin coming in August

J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings, died in 1973. But fans will get the chance to read a new book by the author (well, new to them) this August.<p>HarperCollins will publish The Fall of Gondolin on Aug. 30, the publishing company announced Tuesday. The book was edited by …

The White House just let slip a big secret about firing Robert Mueller

<b>(CNN) —</b> Less than 24 hours removed from Donald Trump musing that "many people" have told him he should fire special counsel Robert Mueller, Sarah Sanders made clear that that the White House has researched such a move and believes Trump has the ability to do it.<p>"He certainly believes he has the …

Donald Trump