As we celebrate the supposed historical unity among Native American tribes and European settlers each Thanksgiving, we often forget that story’s dark side: exclusion, racism, even genocide. In Project 562 (named after the 562 federally recognized Native American tribes in the United States), photographer Matika Wilbur — a Native American herself — seeks to dispel the stereotypes surrounding European oppression of Native Americans and to reclaim Native American identity through portraiture. Wilbur’s photos reveal the true resilience and diversity of today’s Native Americans:
Among the world’s 196 countries, the United States has the largest Gross Domestic Product (GDP). In fact, most U.S. states’ own economies are comparable to those of other countries. For example, California’s…
When people hear the name “Hubble,” they likely think of the Hubble Space Telescope, which has brought the wonders of the universe to all of us. It showed us that we are just a drop in a system of 100 billion galaxies. Yet the scientist behind the telescope’s name, Edwin Hubble, was just as important (if not more) in opening the eyes of the world to the wonders of space.
Princeton University announced that it will consider taking down a portrait of President Woodrow Wilson and renaming a building bearing his name following a 32-hour sit-in by the university’s Black Justice League.
This is it: the final showdown. Today, The Hunger Games saga will reach its climactic end with the release of its final film installment, Mockingjay Part 2. Over the past seven years, The Hunger Games novel series has sold over 65 million copies in the U.S. alone, with all three books topping the New York Times bestseller list. Likewise, the three films have grossed over $2 billion combined, all topping the box office charts. Here are 31 fascinating behind-the-scenes facts to sate even the biggest fans’ appetites.