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The 2 Teenagers Who Run the Wildly Popular Twitter Feed @HistoryInPics

Meet Xavier Di Petta and Kyle Cameron, ages 17 and 19, whose ability to build a massive audience from nothing may be unparalleled in media today.<p>There is a new ubiquitous media brand on Twitter.<p>No, I'm not talking about Pierre Omidyar's First Look Media or BuzzFeed or The Verge, or any other …

Top 10 reasons Belgium isn’t boring

Late British comic Bob Monkhouse used to joke ‘I went to Belgium once. It was closed.’ Little understood, riddled with Eurocrats, somehow <i>between</i> places – all these impressions have contributed to Belgium’s dull rep. But dig a bit and you’ll find that Belgium is actually fascinating. Here are 10 …

Thinner iPad and Retina iPad Mini Expected on Tuesday

Apple will introduce a high resolution Retina iPad mini and a thinner, lighter version of the standard 9.7-inch iPad during its Tuesday event, reports <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, confirming months of product leaks and rumors.<p>Apple is now readying a revamped iPad Mini with a high-resolution "retina" …

Get To Know The Works Shortlisted For The National Book Awards

On Tuesday night, finalists for the National Book Awards read from their nominated works at The New School in New York City. The National Book Foundation will announce the winners Wednesday night.<p>Get to know the books on the shortlist — for fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people's literature …

What Would an Ideal College Look Like? A Lot Like This

If you’ve been attentive to the growing series of posts here under the banner of the American Futures project, you know that Deb and Jim Fallows have been examining small, resilient American cities that are home to intriguing innovations and entrepreneurship. A few days ago, as part of the …

Top 10 College Basketball Players to Watch in 2013-14

Colleges around the country are celebrating Midnight Madness this week as their basketball programs return to formal practices before the season …