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The Story Behind The Famous “Rosie The Riveter” Image

The Story Behind The Famous “Rosie The Riveter” Image

Discover the widely misunderstood history of this image — which has nothing to do with feminism.
The Sabbath: An Ancient Holiday In The Modern World

The Sabbath: An Ancient Holiday In The Modern World

How and why many of us still observe one of humanity's oldest rituals.
The Story Behind The Photo That Changed The World’s Perception Of AIDS

The Story Behind The Photo That Changed The World’s Perception Of AIDS

How a single photo by a photography student moved the world to a greater understanding of the AIDS pandemic.
Bob Ross: The Man Behind The Happy Little Trees

Bob Ross: The Man Behind The Happy Little Trees

He gave up a career in the Air Force to teach millions of people the joy of painting. An accident early in life cost him the tip of his finger. And his hair was actually straight. There's a lot to be learned about legendary painter Bob Ross.
The Story Behind The Iconic “Saigon Execution” Photo

The Story Behind The Iconic “Saigon Execution” Photo

The photograph of a South Vietnamese general executing a young Viet Cong fighter during the Tet Offensive shocked the world. Details that didn't make the papers paint a different story.
The True Story Of The Iconic “Migrant Mother” Photograph

The True Story Of The Iconic “Migrant Mother” Photograph

The "Migrant Mother" photo is iconic — but if the subject had her way, she wouldn't be the face of the Great Depression.
California City: California’s Biggest, Emptiest Town

California City: California’s Biggest, Emptiest Town

California's third-largest city – the 34th-largest in the country – is a near-ghost town. Where did California City come from, why is it so empty, and what lies in store for this odd collection of paved roads in the desert?
Domestic Spying, Blackmail, And Murder: Inside The FBI’s COINTELPRO

Domestic Spying, Blackmail, And Murder: Inside The FBI’s COINTELPRO

How the Cold War-era FBI took down countless U.S. citizens deemed to be enemies of the state and got away with it.
Not Making Headlines: Major News Stories Lost To The Media Grind

Not Making Headlines: Major News Stories Lost To The Media Grind

Sometimes a big story gets lost only because its unfortunate timing pits it in a competition for our attention with another, much larger story elsewhere.
Why The World Should Not Forget About Pol Pot, The Brutal Cambodian Dictator

Why The World Should Not Forget About Pol Pot, The Brutal Cambodian Dictator

After a solid 30 years of solemnly pledging "never again," the world stood by and watched in horror as another 20th century genocide unfolded — this time in Cambodia.
Colma, California: The City Of The Dead

Colma, California: The City Of The Dead

Why just south of San Francisco there lies a little town where the dead outnumber the living 1,000 to 1.