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A Visual History of Shoes

the mag

Want to trace the roots of your snazzy computer-enabled running shoes? It begins with a foot bag.

15 Things You Might Not Know About 'A Clockwork Orange'

Sean Hutchinson

Ready for a bit of the ol’ ultra-violence? Here are a few things you should know about Stanley Kubrick’s 'A Clockwork Orange.'

Where Does the Expression "Hands Down" Come From?

Arika Okrent

15 Fun Facts About Disney's Animal Kingdom

Stacy Conradt

A Brief History of Princess Leia’s Buns

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

George Lucas claims that Princess Leia's iconic buns are from turn-of-the-century Mexico, but our investigation into the matter tells a different story.

What Does 170-Year-Old Champagne Taste Like?

Rebecca OConnell

Would you guess cheesey?

The Sounds of Silence: Capturing the Disappearing Noise of Nature

Hannah Keyser

5 Questions: Super "Powers"

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The Supergroup That Never Got To Rock

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8 Surprising Facts and Misconceptions About Recycling

Kelly Bryant

Famous Movie Quotes

Automatic for the People: Remembering the Automat Restaurants

Bill DeMain

Long before fast food chains invaded the city, New York’s favorite place to grab a quick lunch was the Automat.

20 Adult Camps for the Young At Heart

Sonia Weiser

When a presidential candidate says adults in America are suffering from a "fun deficit," you know it's time to take the issue seriously.

The Wood That Fights Fire

the mag

15 Things You Should Know About Georgia O’Keeffe

Kristy Puchko