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MLK, Victim Of The Surveillance State

<b>The most queasy-inducing part</b> of the president's big NSA speech last week was this passage:<p><i>In fact, during the course of our review, I've often reminded myself I would not be where I am today were it not for the courage of dissidents like Dr. King who were spied upon by their own government. And as</i> …

Beyond black-and-white: Essential moments from MLK's historic 'I have a dream speech'

<i>On August 28, 1963 Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his historic “I have a dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, forever changing race relations in America.</i><p><b>I have a dream today.</b><p><b>I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by</b> …

How to serve a great party cheese plate

Remember when brie seemed, well, tres exotique? Today is National Cheese Lover's day — the perfect time to reflect on how far Americans' taste buds have come since buttery, earthy French brie first hit super market shelves in the '70s.<p>American cheese fiends are more adventurous than ever, and …

How to Elegantly Stage Your Secret Room: Bookcase Door by DeForest Architects

Have you ever seen a more elegant and “cultural” approach to a door design? This bookcase is our idea of a clever secret entrance and we just had to …

Historic Details in an Old Brooklyn Apartment

Rachel Howe has lived in this Williamsburg, Brooklyn apartment for almost three years. While she had gotten somewhat comfortable living in …

Before & After: Laundry Nook Refresh

Potential can be a dangerous thing. Like when I sell myself on a fixer-upper accent chair from Goodwill, convinced I'll watch a YouTube video one day …

How To Clean Laminate Floors

Hardwood floors are my dream, but some of the laminate flooring options out there are amazing — and surprisingly well-priced. If you decide to go for …

25 Amazing Things for 2014

Products, materials and services that made us look twice.<p>The world is teeming with incredible stuff. Here, our highly opinionated list of products, materials and services that made us look twice — and that we totally fell for.