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Aug 31, 2018

While we often celebrate the prestigious TV shows that win awards, we rarely reflect on our appreciation for ‘junk food TV,’ the purely entertaining shows that can help get us through our weeks.

Aug 29, 2018

James W. Loewen explains ‘sundown towns,’ towns where minorities were not welcomed after sun down, and he says some of them are still unofficially ‘sundown’ due to their lasting reputations.

Aug 27, 2018

Though Apollo 11 gets all the fame and Apollo 13 was made into a thrilling Ron Howard movie, author and historian Jeffrey Kluger says the Apollo 8 mission was a foundational trip for American space exploration. He takes us through the mission and examines what it meant for NASA moving forward.

Aug 24, 2018

In a wild moment, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announced its intention to honor popular films at the Oscars. We explore why that’s a really bad idea.

Aug 22, 2018

We grow up with visions of creative genius: the divine power to create stories from whole cloth and write symphonic masterpieces. But is that how it really works? We look at the creative process, and why it may not be as romantic as some of us imagine.