Aaron New

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After Wrongful Conviction, Three Lifetimes Spent With Hope In Check

The year was 1975. Saigon fell to the North Vietnamese as American troops and civilians were forced to evacuate the country. Ronald Reagan entered the presidential race against Gerald Ford. A show called <i>Saturday Night Live</i> debuted on NBC.<p>And Ricky Jackson, Wiley Bridgeman and Bridgeman's younger …

Pakistani Baby Goes on the Lam After Being Accused of Attempted Murder

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A nine-month-old Pakistani baby accused of attempted murder has gone into hiding in an attempt to …

With Fearlessness And A 'Code Name,' Iraqi Helped Navy SEALs

For years, Johnny Walker interpreted for the U.S. Navy SEALs on missions all over his home country of Iraq. He served on over a thousand missions, and stood out as an invaluable part of nearly every team he worked with.<p>No, Johnny Walker isn't his real name. The SEALs gave him the nickname in honor …

Justin Vernon sits in with The Roots on Fallon

It’s been a few months since we’ve heard from Justin Vernon, but last night, the mastermind behind Bon Iver, Volcano Choir, and Shouting Matches …

For An Ex-Christian Rocker, Faith Lost Is A Following Gained

Taylor Muse is the 31-year-old bandleader and songwriter of Quiet Company, an indie-rock band from Austin. A native of East Texas raised in a Southern Baptist church, he now reluctantly carries the banner of "that atheist rocker from Austin."<p>"Every band that I was in up until college was a …

Native American travels across U.S. photographing citizens of tribal nations

She sleeps on couches, dines with strangers and lives out of her car. Still, Matika Wilbur does it for the art and for the people.<p>Wilbur is Native American. Invariably strapped to her arm is a camera, and other than a few provisions and clothing, she owns little else. Last year she sold everything …

This Is What America's School Lunches Really Look Like

School lunch has never been the stuff of foodie dreams. I'm still haunted by the memory of my elementary school cafeteria's "brain pizza" – a lumpy oval thing topped with fleshy white strips of barely melted mozzarella that clumped together like neurons.<p>And it looks like America's school cafeterias …

See These Heartbreaking Photos Of The World’s Disappearing Cultures, Before They Fade Away

In the new book Before They Pass Away, photographer Jimmy Nelson has captured a series of gorgeous pictures of 31 remote cultures that are on the verge of disappearing.<p>Over the last three years, British photographer Jimmy Nelson traveled around the world–from Namibia to Papua New Guinea to …

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Watch: Lou Reed’s final interview

A month prior to his death, Lou Reed participated in a photo shoot for French audio headphones company Parrot. Out of that we’ve gotten Reed’s final …

How 17th Century Fraud Gave Rise To Bright Orange Cheese

The news from Kraft last week that the company is ditching two artificial dyes in some versions of its macaroni and cheese products left me with a question.<p>Why did we start coloring cheeses orange to begin with? Turns out there's a curious history here.<p>In theory, cheese should be whitish — similar …

Here's the Insane Video from the Skydiving Plane Crash That Everyone Survived

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Over the weekend, two planes full of skydivers crashed into one another some 12,000 feet in the air, …

VIDEO: Halloween Homage To Will Ferrell Character Ron Burgundy

If you've ever seen the 2004 comedy <i>Anchorman,</i> you're familiar with Will Ferrell's lead character Ron Burgundy and you'll surely get a laugh out of a Boise, Idaho, television station's Halloween newscast.<p>The fun started when KIVI TV's newscast turned to sports director Paul Gerke — only to find a …

Soylent: An Offbeat Food Idea Investors Are Taking Seriously

Back in April, we described Rob Rhinehart's experiment concocting something that could give him all the nutrition and none of the hassle of food.<p>Rhinehart, you see, is a 25-year-old electrical engineer in San Francisco who'd grown exceedingly frustrated with the time and effort of purchasing, …

To Keep Your Attention, Airline Safety Videos Up Their Game

There is little to enjoy about plane travel in America anymore, but if you have flown Delta Airlines anytime in the last year, you've probably already encountered its delightfully subversive airline safety video. It's your standard "seat-doubles-as-a-flotation-device" information, but with all …

Astronaut Chris Hadfield Brings Lessons From Space Down To Earth

While floating weightless in the International Space Station last spring, Commander Chris Hadfield recorded his own version of David Bowie's "Space Oddity" — a video that's now been viewed more than 18 million times on YouTube. But when he wasn't busy being an Internet phenomenon, the Canadian …

VIDEO: After Bono Imitates Bill (Clinton), Bill Does Bono

U2 rocker and international aid activist Bono got considerable praise this week for his imitation of former President Clinton. The almost always late Clinton hadn't arrived on time for a panel discussion at his own Clinton Global Initiative and Bono took advantage of the situation to have some …