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Here's What You Need To Know About HQ Host Scott Rogowsky

Including his relationship status.

A Slow-Moving Disaster Of Immodesty: Cameron's 'Titanic,' 20 Years Later

Twenty years ago today, the James Cameron movie “Titanic” opened in theaters in the U.S. It was a, forgive us, titanic success and, apparently, a ...

Down from the mountains

While industrialisation has prompted unprecedented economic growth and allowed for the rise of a new middle class in China, urbanisation has also left some 9 ...

How Battles Over Sex, Gender And Sexual Orientation 'Fractured American Politics'

Moral Combat author R. Marie Griffith says the fight for women’s suffrage and legal birth control in the early 20th century helped create a political ...

Why banning autonomous killer robots wouldn't solve anything

Autonomous weapons – killer robots that can attack without a human operator – are dangerous tools. There is no doubt about this fact. As tech ...

Dr. Demento’s New Punk Album Features William Shatner Singing The Cramps, Weird Al Yankovic Singing The Ramones & Much More

Calling all fans of the Dr. Demento Show. The new album, <i>Dr. Demento Covered in Punk</i> features “demented” covers of classic punk tunes and “30 ...

How the Japanese Practice of “Forest Bathing”—Or Just Hanging Out in the Woods—Can Lower Stress Levels and Fight Disease

When the U.S. media began reporting on the phenomenon of “forest bathing” as a therapy for mental and physical health, the online commentariat—as it will—mocked ...

California Health Officials Advise Caution Against Cellphone Radiation

New guidelines advise people to keep phones “away from the body.”

6 Conversation Starters For Actually Meaningful Catch-Ups With Relatives

Cheers to a quality, not-awkward conversation.

Never Go To Vegas, And Other Unspoken Rules Of Being An A-Lister

It can seem arbitrary the way certain people fascinate us. But researcher Elizabeth Currid-Halkett says celebrity has a formula. So does being part of any ...

My father’s tools

In My Father’s Tools, the basket-weaving practised by the Mi’gmaq First Nation community, native to eastern Canada and northeastern Maine, becomes an entrancing, rhythmic celebration ...

Three Books That Capture America In Poetry

Poetry reviewer Tess Taylor shares three collections she says speak to different slices of American life in a way that reminds her of Walt Whitman.

The human brain’s bandwidth for visual images is severely limited

Imagine you are at Ikea to pick up a sofa for your new flat. You see one you like, a wine-coloured two-seater with big soft ...

Read the “Don’t Let the Bastards Get You Down” Letter That Albert Einstein Sent to Marie Curie During a Time of Personal Crisis (1911)

Marie Curie’s 1911 Nobel Prize win, her second, for the discovery of radium and polonium, would have been cause for public celebration in her adopted ...

Thelonious Monk’s 25 Tips for Musicians (1960)

Stories of idiosyncratic and demanding composers and bandleaders abound in mid-century jazz—of pioneers who pushed their musicians to new heights and in entirely new directions ...

Not My Job: Katy Tur Of NBC News Gets Quizzed On Turducken

The correspondent and anchor, known for her reporting from Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, fields questions about the multi-poultry Thanksgiving delicacy. (Image credit: Paul Morigi/Getty Images ...

A Play About Politics For (But Not About) The Age Of Trump

The Minutes is a new drama by Tracy Letts, who won a Pulitzer and a Tony for August: Osage County. It’s a dark comedy about ...

How To Tell If A Bug Bite Needs Medical Attention

Look out for these warning signs.

How To Beat The Winter Blues, According To Top Experts

It’s normal to feel low this time of year.

In A Crisis Of Sexual Harassment, Whither The Office Romance?

Efforts to eliminate harassment in the workplace target a site where couples tend to meet and fall in love — but also a place where ...

How The TV And Movies Are Using Gen X Nostalgia

NPR’s Kelly McEvers and Pop Culture Happy Hour’s Linda Holmes and Glen Weldon sit down to talk about this era of TV and movies, many ...

How climate change and disease helped the fall of Rome

At some time or another, every historian of Rome has been asked to say where we are, today, on Rome’s cycle of decline. Historians might ...

My cat and me

1Minute Nature is a Dutch series of short vignettes in which children from the Netherlands reflect on how they experience nature. In this episode, 11-year-old ...

Annie Leibovitz Teaches Photography in Her First Online Course

John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Dolly Parton and Arnold Schwarzenegger, Barack Obama and family, Bruce Springsteen, Whoopi Goldberg, Bill Gates, Queen Elizabeth II, Lady Gaga: ...

Learn Philosophy, from the Ancients to the Moderns, with 350 Animated Videos

Philosophy is not an idle pursuit of leisured gentlemen and tenured professors, though the life circumstances of many a philosopher might make us think otherwise. ...

These Photos Nail Precisely How It Feels To Have A Mental Illness

Simple AND accurate.

Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Are The No. 1 Category Of Food Products Purchased By Americans

An additional 10 percent of food dollars were spent on desserts, salty snacks, candy and sugar.

Mediocre 'Ferdinand' Will Have Bored Parents Seeing Red

Munro Leaf’s classic children story about a pacifist bull becomes a formulaic animated film indistinguishable from scores of others. (Image credit: 20th Century Fox)

'The Ballad Of Lefty Brown' Is A Variation On A Familiar Tune

Bill Pullman stars as an Old West sidekick who loses his hero and embarks upon a quest for vengeance in writer/director Jared Moshe’s straight-shooting Western. ...

They are the last

Leonardo Da Costa is a lighthouse keeper stationed in the small hamlet of Cabo Polonio on Uruguay’s southeastern coast. The area has no road access ...

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