Kyle Moerchen

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How America fails to learn from its racist history, in 2 paragraphs

Germans are taught that their historical horrors were collective failures. Americans, on the other hand…<p>Both the US and Germany have committed horrific racist atrocities in the past. But Americans learn about their own cruelties differently than Germans do, writes Megan Carpentier for the …

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The fight to save endangered ebooks

Libraries take on the tricky question of digital preservation<p>One night in 2011, the New York gallery Boo-Hooray hosted an exhibit of infamous B-movie director Ed Wood’s trash paperback novels. Woods wrote the books in mere days and sold them to pornographic publishers under a variety of pseudonyms. …

Zoomed-out photos give new perspective to famous landmarks

Famous landmarks like the Taj Mahal and Mount Rushmore look startlingly different outside of travelogues. <i>PolicyMic's</i> photo compilation shows zoomed-out portraits of 15 iconic tourist attractions and their postcard shots. The collection shows how small the Forbidden City, once the political center …

Articles about suburban sprawl photographed above on Dwell.com - Dwell

Christoph Gielen's aerial photography reveals the patterns created by suburban development.<p>It’s become an all-too-familiar scenario all across America: A city’s downtown, once a thriving place to live and work, has...<p>When an urban expat couple decided to build the suburban house they wanted rather …

Utah same-sex marriage case heads for high court

Utah officials plan to ask the U.S. Supreme Court as early as Thursday to stop same-sex marriages in their state, a last-ditch effort to halt the parade of weddings since a federal judge struck down the state's ban on such unions.<p>The state's petition would go to Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who has …

The real history of the “war on Christmas”

<b>Sarah Palin (AP/J. Scott Applewhite/Rose-Marie Henriksson via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>Christmas isn’t under attack — and it’s always been commercial<p>Jarret Ruminski<p>December 24, 2013 12:45pm (UTC)<p>Do you ever feel that Christmas, the most celebrated and supposedly sacred holiday on the American calendar, …

Evangelical church’s ugly truth: “Duck Dynasty” and Christian racists

Many people of faith have rushed to denounce Phil Robertson’s homophobia — but his racism is a different story<p>Brittney Cooper<p>December 24, 2013 1:30pm (UTC)<p>The Evangelical Church has a racism problem. And it is incumbent on us in this Christmas season to tell the truth about that. Recently A&E …