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A Nineteen-Fifties Jewish-American Christmas Story

This cartoon of mine, from 2006, is among my most autobiographical. Not that my father and I ever actually went into any woods together, unless you count Central Park, and I don’t think he ever chopped down a tree. What’s autobiographical is the confusion I felt as a child over the fact that my …

Christmas Eve

Mine: The tiny doll

1968 was a big year for me. My family packed up our VW bus and drove from Connecticut to Eugene, Ore., so my dad could go to the university.<p>That year was really tight: My parents often reminded my sister, two brothers and me that we did not have much money because my dad was on sabbatical. That …

Irreversible But Not Unstoppable: The Ghost Of Climate Change Yet To Come

Unlike Scrooge, we don’t get a spirit to show us what the future holds if we don’t change our ways.<p>That’s what we have science for. In recent years, …

Into the Woods starring Meryl Streep and Emily Blunt, reviewed.

Rob Marshall’s lushly mounted but inert <b>Into the Woods</b> opens, like Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s 1987 stage musical, in grand and promising …

Dogs In Holiday Outfits Will Be The Merriest Thing You See All Day

'Tis the season to be jolly, so we got a bunch of adorable pups together and dressed them up in ugly Christmas sweaters, faux fur, a festive onesie and even a tiny Santa suit. If you're looking to impress St. Nick with the most stylish pooch, check out the finest canine attire from our friends at …

Evolutionary creationism: Jeff Hardin reconciles evangelical Christianity with science.

Forty percent of Americans are evangelical Christians, and many of them reject evolution. Jeff Hardin, chairman of the University of Wisconsin’s …

Identity crises: Films of 2014 give pause for thought

“Who are you? Who… are you?”<p>Anthony Michael Hall asks himself the question, as the nerd in John Hughes’s 1985 high school classic The Breakfast …

New 'Treasure Map' Shows Where Earth's Oldest Water Is Hidden Underground

Scientists have long known that pockets of ancient water exist deep beneath Earth’s surface. But first-of-its-kind new research that shows where the water is located--and just how old it really is--has raised some eyebrows.<p>"A global picture of just how extensive these deep waters could be has not …

A Brief History of the US Experimenting on Humans

The trouble with talking about America's human experiments is that you instantly sound like a doomsday-prepping, conspiracy-spouting whackjob. To combat that stereotype, here's a rundown of some of the officially-documented ones we've carried out.<p>When the CIA torture report was declassified on …

Human Rights

Beauty in the chaos: See what happens when family photos gets real

As a lifestyle photographer, Danielle Guenther loves to take beautiful, posed portraits of her subjects. But when it comes to shooting families, the Hoboken, New Jersey, artist has discovered a unique way to show the beauty of family life by recreating “real life” moments.<p>Real life, says Guenther, …

Parenting

Japanese Artist Indicted For 'Vagina Kayak'

Provocative Japanese artist Megumi Igarashi, who has been arrested twice this year on charges related to her design for a kayak that incorporates a 3-D model of her genitals, has been indicted on charges that she distributed "obscene" data.<p>The case has attracted wide attention, both for its unique …

Brazil's hidden slavery past uncovered at Valongo Wharf

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1133000/1133508_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522282104_4d65d4eac34f4746b4fc9b617b9d6e9a<p><b>Rio de Janeiro is a city looking to the future. Major development work is underway in the city's historic port area as it prepares to host the</b> …

Brazil

“The Nutcracker’s” disturbing origin story: Why this was once the world’s creepiest ballet

From pedophilic godfathers to gruesome seven-headed mice, the first versions of the classic ballet were — different<p>Having danced "The Nutcracker" daily from September to December for 11 years in various roles, I find it difficult to remember hearing the opening strains of Tchaikovsky's ballet for …

Harbin Snow and Ice Fest in Pictures

Mental Floss

MENTAL FLOSS STUDIOS<p>Fun<p>Brooklyn's rooftop farm<p>Fun<p>Brooklyn's rooftop farm<p>Art<p>Drawing with paper<p>Art<p>Drawing with paper<p>History<p>How a sideshow saved …

Pop Culture

14 Beauty Moments From 2014 That Folks Are Still Buzzing About

It seems like yesterday everyone was swooning over Lupita Nygon'o's red carpet moment at the Oscars, and now it's the end of 2014, and we're rounding up the top moments that really made this year beautiful AND controversial.<p>While we could talk about Nyong'o all day long, there were some other stars …