Is Bob Dylan Worth The Hype?

Bob Dylan is one of the most influential musicians of the last century. But what about the man underneath all of the hype?

Bob Dylan Gallery Portrait

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Americans of a certain age have an intense attachment to Bob Dylan. The folk singer, who turns 75 on May 24 of this year, has been actively touring since Kennedy was president, and he’s collected more awards than you would think possible for a performer who has occasionally claimed to sing badly on purpose.

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The Men Who Intentionally Poisoned Themselves In The Name Of Health

Before federal food safety regulations really existed in the U.S., one man made it his duty to prove that food additives were harmful to human health — and he did so in a rather unconventional way.

Poison Squad

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At the turn of the 20th century, Harvey Wiley, Chief Chemist of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, started inviting people into the basement of his office building for extraordinarily well-prepared meals. The meals were free and prepared by a top chef, often with locally-sourced ingredients. The catch? All the dishes were laced with poison.

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