How to Become a Cheesehead

How to Become a Cheesehead

To anyone who’s ever seen a Green Bay Packers game, the headwear of choice for many such fans should be immediately recognizable: a huge foam wedge of cheese. And though the hats aren’t made in Green Bay (in fact, the...
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How to Make Your Own Cheesehead in Milwaukee

How to Make Your Own Cheesehead in Milwaukee

To anyone who’s ever seen a Green Bay Packers game, the headwear of choice for many such fans should be immediately recognizable: a huge foam wedge of cheese. And though the hats aren’t made in Green Bay (in fact, the...
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Toronto’s ‘weird’ crumbling castle-home has just sold for $760K

Toronto’s ‘weird’ crumbling castle-home has just sold for $760K

With its Islamic mosque-inspired minarets, Greek ionic columns, and several statuettes from unknown cultures, the puzzling architecture of the crumbling home on Maybourne Avenue in Toronto is as intriguing as the story behind its creation. Located in a family-...
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Hirshhorn Curator Explains the Significance of the Huge Marcel Duchamp Donation

Hirshhorn Curator Explains the Significance of the Huge Marcel Duchamp Donation

Up to now, the single piece of work from Marcel Duchamp in the Smithsonian’s contemporary and modern art Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden was a late Objet-Dard, a bronze four-inch piece that looked like a coathook or door handle. Soon,...
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Don’t Be Surprised if a Woman Sings to You in the Hirshhorn’s Sculpture Garden

Don’t Be Surprised if a Woman Sings to You in the Hirshhorn’s Sculpture Garden

On a scorching September afternoon in a Washington, D.C. sculpture garden, a young woman stands along an ascending walkway in the shade of nearby loblolly pine. The only sounds come from an errant bird, a bypassing city bus, and the...
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An Eyewitness Account of Pinochet’s Coup 45 Years Ago

An Eyewitness Account of Pinochet’s Coup 45 Years Ago

September 11, 1973 was a pleasant pre-spring morning, a workday in Santiago. As usual, the bus running by my apartment was packed to the gills, but today there was overflow. A few daring riders stood on the bumper and held...
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Revamped Miss America airs Sunday without swimsuit contest

Revamped Miss America airs Sunday without swimsuit contest

The swimsuits are gone, but there has been plenty of controversy surrounding this year’s Miss America competition that could keep viewers tuning in.READ MORE: Miss America Organization eliminating swimsuit competitionThe next Miss America will be crowned aro...
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Check Out These 10 Must-See Fall Exhibits

Check Out These 10 Must-See Fall Exhibits

Get out and make fall a season of learning across the United States. These 10 museums will teach you, among other things, about the history of Victorian dolls, the gravity of Bill Traylor’s art and the mysteries of ancient Egypt....
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Climb a 35-Foot Human Tower Through the Lens of a Photographer

Climb a 35-Foot Human Tower Through the Lens of a Photographer

Four years ago, photographer Alex Nebot began snapping images of castells, human castles traditionally built during festivals in Catalonia. A few years later, enthralled with the sport, he donned a sash of his own and joined El Nens del Vendrell,...
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Fifty Years Ago, “Star Trek” Aired TV’s First Interracial Kiss

Fifty Years Ago, “Star Trek” Aired TV’s First Interracial Kiss

On Nov. 22, 1968, an episode of “Star Trek” titled “Plato’s Stepchildren” broadcast the first interracial kiss on American television. The episode’s plot is bizarre: Aliens who worship the Greek philosopher Plato use telekinetic powers to force the...
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