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Author Malaka Gharib on Finding Her Own ‘American Dream’

Reading Malaka Gharib’s graphic memoir feels a bit like reading her teenage diary. There’s a story of her […]

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The Comics Industry’s Return to Its Queer Roots

Think the comics world is a stranger to LGBTQ voices? Flip through a few classic issues of “Spider-Man” […]

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How Our Ozone Hole Win Can Help Us With Climate Change

The year was 1987. A hole in the ozone layer was opening over Antarctica, and a young scientist […]

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Reconstruction and the Case for ‘Revisionist History’

In June 2003, President George W. Bush and National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice struck out against the “revisionist […]

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4 Easy Lifestyle Changes to Be More Green in 2019

Earth Day is all about saving the planet. And, to be honest, that can seem like a tall […]

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Words Matter: How to Address Offensive Language in Family Conversations

Every generation has its own way of talking about things. In the 1950s and ’60s, adults were panicking […]

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Why We Need to Stop Thinking of Our Clothing as Disposable

What do you do with clothes you can’t donate? Despite the fact that nearly 100 percent of textiles are […]

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How Race Shapes Our Scientists And Our Science

One experience made it clear to Jonathan Jackson that he was meant to study Alzheimer’s disease. While he […]

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When Women Build Peace, It Lasts. So Why Aren’t They More Involved?

When we revisit the history of war and conflict, the central characters in the stories are often men. […]

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In a Beer Town, This Bar Stays Afloat Serving Tap Water

Northeast Minneapolis, perched alongside the Mississippi River, has long been known for its brewing scene. Its residents are […]

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Poop Bricks and Other Ways Our Waste is a Renewable Resource

Why do we love to read about new ways to work with waste? It might have to do […]

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Why Veterans Could be the Key to Ending Partisan Politics

Congress’ freshman class has gotten a lot of attention for breaking the norm. It includes our first Muslim […]