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The game that flourished in WW1 trenches

<b>A board game played by German soldiers in the trenches of World War One is giving modern computer games a run for their money - how has it managed to stay so popular for so long?</b><p>There is, we know, a very big centenary under way. In Germany 100 years ago there was a momentous development, and the …

Seeing the Great Depression

A new project from Yale invites viewers to explore some 175,000 images of America in the 1930s and '40s.<p>For a singular image of the Great Depression and the roughness of those years, it's hard to do much better than Dorothea Lange's 1936 photograph of Florence Owens Thompson, two of her children …

3 Ways to Perfect Your Minimalist Wardrobe

We all have that problem. Our closets are bursting at the seams but for some reason we keep wearing the same pieces over and over again. We continue …

Hemingway’s Hidden Metafictions

Ernest Hemingway’s “The Sun Also Rises” was almost called something else. Early title contenders were “Fiesta: A Novel” (as the book was subsequently known in England), “Two Lie Together,” and even “For in much wisdom is much grief and he that increases knowledge increases sorrow”—a line that, like …

10 Maps That Give Countries Character

Over the past two weeks the World Cup has been at the forefront of our minds. By bringing together 32 teams from around the world, the games have …

All 30 VMA Videos of the Year, Ranked Worst to Best

This year, MTV’s Video Music Awards will air for the 31st time, the network’s yearly reminder that video did in fact kill the radio star. It might …

Doctor Who Review: “Deep Breath”

<i>Doctor Who</i> is back! And with it comes the wonderful prospect of a new Doctor. In this case, we are finally able to witness Peter Capaldi’s take on …

Why can’t the media talk about the Ivy League without freaking out?

“Excellent Sheep” has proved how hard it is to question the worth of elite education without provoking a firestorm<p>Is it even possible to talk about the Ivy League rationally these days? If you're a product of it, you partake of its prestige even when criticizing it and, more often than not, end up …

Cornel West: “He posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit. We ended up with a Wall Street presidency, a drone presidency”

Exclusive: Cornel West talks Ferguson, Hillary, MSNBC — and unloads on the failed promise of Barack Obama<p>Cornel West is a professor at Union Theological Seminary and one of my favorite public intellectuals, a man who deals in penetrating analyses of current events, expressed in a pithy and highly …

Sorry, everyone: The future of journalism is still up in the air

All the news that’s fit to scrimp?<p>As a smartphone-obsessed journalist, there was never any doubt that I would click on the headline "How the Smartphone Ushered In a Golden Age of Journalism." And surprise! In the August issue of Wired, Frank Rose tells us that "journalism ... is holding its …

Darren Wilson’s former police force was disbanded for excessive force and corruption

The Washington Post gives additional insight into the background of the officer who killed Michael Brown<p>While news outlets and commentators have attempted analyze every action of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teen shot to death six times in Ferguson, Missouri two weeks ago, we seem to know very …

A year after walking off stage in Hartford, Dave Chappelle returns to apologize

He performed a surprise set on Saturday night and received a standing ovation.<p>A year ago, Oddball Comedy Tour headliner Dave Chappelle famously walked off stage during a set in Hartford, Connecticut after hecklers interrupted him yelling "Rick James!" He was so angry with the "young, white …

Suge Knight reportedly shot multiple times at Chris Brown’s pre-VMA party

The rap mogul is now recovering. Two other people were also wounded.<p>Death Row co-founder Suge Knight has undergone surgery and is recovering in an I.C.U. after being shot at Chris Brown's pre-party for the MTV Video Music Awards. TMZ first reported that Knight was shot at between two to six times …

Voyager mission 25 years ago previews Pluto expedition - CNN.com

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is the first probe sent to Pluto, and it's scheduled to arrive in July 2015. This is an artist's concept of the spacecraft flying past Pluto.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Pluto on the horizon<p>Pluto on the horizon<p>Pluto on the horizon<p>Pluto on the horizon<p>Pluto on the horizon<p>Pluto on the …

British Ambassador: 'We Are Close' To Identifying Foley's Killer

The U.K.'s ambassador to the United States says that Britain is close to being able to identify the Islamic State militant who carried out last week's beheading of American journalist James Foley.<p>"We are close," Peter Westmacott tells CNN today.<p>Foley's murder was shown in a video released by the …

The Tax Dodge That Has Plagued the U.S. for More Than a Decade

And why it keeps resurfacing<p>A little more than a decade ago, a company called Stanley Works was considering moving to Bermuda in order to save some money. Stanley, a tool-manufacturing company, had done some calculations, and figured out that it could save about $30 million per year in U.S. taxes …

Letters on 'Life With Legal Weed' in Colorado

How has Boulder changed—or not—since the end of prohibition? And is it really the right city to explore the shift? Readers share their views.<p>After reading "Life With Legal Weed," my feature about Boulder, Colorado, as it adjusts to sanctioned marijuana, a number of locals and interested outsiders …

Scottish independence: Five unresolved questions

<b>The second Scottish independence debate between Better Together's Alistair Darling and Yes Scotland's Alex Salmond is due to take place later. But what are the known unknowns - the questions both sides disagree on, but people want answered?</b><p>Both the pro-union and Yes Scotland campaigns will be …

Whole organ 'grown' in world first

<b>A whole functional organ has been grown from scratch inside an animal for the first time, say researchers in Scotland.</b><p>A group of cells developed into a thymus - a critical part of the immune system - when transplanted into mice.<p>The findings, published in Nature Cell Biology, could pave the way to …

Actor and director Richard Attenborough dies aged 90

<b>Oscar-winning British film director Richard Attenborough has died at the age of 90, his son has said.</b><p>Lord Attenborough was one of Britain's leading actors, before becoming a highly successful director.<p>In a career that spanned six decades, he appeared in films including Brighton Rock, World War Two …