The True History of the Orient Express. The real story is as alluring as the new Hercule Poirot film.

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Why Early American Feminists Owe It to the French. They paid attention to what women were doing during the French Revolution.

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What a Disney Takeover of 21st Century Fox Could Mean for Pop Culture. The giant resulting company could join fractured parts of several franchises.

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The Zombie Diseases of Climate Change. As the ice caps and the tundra thaw, long-dormant pathogens can escape.

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The Best Western Movies Ever Made. The dying genre is still around for home viewing, so choose wisely.

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How Facebook Figures Out Everyone You've Ever Met. Your "shadow profile" has information you've never shared.

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How One Veteran is Using Standup to Heal the Wounds of War. Sgt. Michael Carrasquillo gets to tell his battlefront tales to an audience every weekend.

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Why There Are So Many Bicycles in the Netherlands. It's a holdover from a 1973 experiment.