Vic Campbell

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What Netflix Streaming Looked Like When It Launched 10 Years Ago

On a cold December night in 2006, after chowing down on an "organic" turkey burger, jumping on MySpace to decry the Britney Spears-Kevin Federline …

The American Dream, Quantified at Last

The phrase “American dream” was invented during the Great Depression. It comes from a popular 1931 book by the historian James Truslow Adams, who defined it as “that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone.”<p>In the decades that followed, the dream became a …

Demographics

The pipeline protests are at a critical point. This is how we got there.

As the harsh North Dakota winter approaches and protests grow even more tense, the Standing Rock Sioux and their supporters are rising to crescendo in the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline.<p>Now there's a deadline: Authorities say they must leave the camps by December 5. Demonstrators say they …

Top Ancient Sites for Stargazing

From petroglyphs to castles carved into hilltops, explore our night sky through our ancestors at these amazing archaeological sites.<p>The night sky is a time machine and so is archaeology. Since I was a teenager in Iran, a land filled with ancient sites, my passion for the night sky has blended with …

National Parks

How A Christmas Story Went from Low-Budget Fluke to an American Tradition

The cinematic season once ruled by Irving Berlin, Charles Dickens, and It’s a Wonderful Life now belongs to a little 1983 sleeper of a movie, A Christmas Story. A look back at how Bob Clark’s new holiday classic upended the sentimental old order by showing something every family could …

We Asked 8,500 Internet Commenters Why They Do What They Do

My fascination with internet comments began as exasperation. I’d just written a short article that began with a quote from the movie “Blazing …

Uber wants to take over public transit, one small town at a time

Welcome to Uberville<p>Uber wants to take over public transit, one small town at a time<p>By Spencer Woodman | Illustration by Jude Buffum<p><b>My first morning</b> in Altamonte Springs, Florida, I was faced with a dilemma: how to travel the two miles from my hotel to city hall without a car. Walking would take …

15 Jaw-Dropping US Libraries All Bookworms Should Visit This Summer

Whether it’s the intoxicating smell of old books or the millions of stories just waiting to be discovered, take a bookworm to a library and you’ll likely be stuck there for a <i>long</i> time. With thousands and thousands of books to discover — from Pulitzer Prize winners to cheeky little books that …

Books

How Americans Became So Sensitive to Harm

A recently published paper explains how “concept creep” in the field of psychology has reshaped many aspects of modern society.<p>A mother leaves her son in the car while popping into a store at a strip mall. She is charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. A high school senior …

Psychology

Stocking filler

<b>The War on Alcohol: Prohibition and the Rise of the American State.</b> By Lisa McGirr. <i>W.W. Norton; 330 pages; $27.95 and £18.99.</i><p>NEARLY a century after …

Great Depression

Harper Lee: my Christmas in New York

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Harper Lee

9 Fascinating Facts About The Microbiome, The Trillions Of Microbes Hidden Inside Us

The still-mysterious ecosystem of bacteria living inside you determines an incredible amount about your health–and your personality.<p>“Bacteria are living things. They are not trying to hurt you. They are not trying to help you. They are just trying to stay alive, like the rest of us.”<p>So begins the …

The Roomba 980 is iRobot's best robot vacuum yet

We have a ritual in my house. I bring home a random gadget, deposit it somewhere in my home and my wife asks me what it is, gives me side-eye and …

Robotics

Up in the Air: Meet the Man Who Flies Around the World for Free

The boarding procedure has barely started at Chicago O'Hare, and Ben Schlappig has already taken over the first-class cabin. Inside Cathay Pacific …

University of Florida

Jeffrey Brown: How we cut youth violence in Boston by 79 percent

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