The Adventurous Writer Who Brought Nancy Drew To Life

The Adventurous Writer Who Brought Nancy Drew To Life

Nancy Drew struggled this way and that. She twisted and squirmed. She kicked and clawed. But she was powerless in the grip of the man. ‘Little wildcat! You won’t do any more scratching when I get through with you!’ ‘Let...
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Crews work around the clock to save deaf puppy who fell into hole in Alabama

Crews work around the clock to save deaf puppy who fell into hole in Alabama

Rescue crews are working around the clock to save a seven-week-old puppy that fell down a 15-metre (50-ft) drop behind a house in Alabama. Toffee, whose also deaf, somehow fell through the inches-wide space and authorities have been working to...
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How Soup Nourishes Barcelona’s Tradition of Welcoming Immigrants

How Soup Nourishes Barcelona’s Tradition of Welcoming Immigrants

Imagine rows and rows of open-air kitchens on a major city street. At the outer edges, you hear people talking over each other in Catalan, Spanish, Arabic and other languages. Some of them are hunched over tables chopping vegetables and...
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What Will It Take to Make Vegan Wool?

What Will It Take to Make Vegan Wool?

As a clothing material, wool has a lot going for it. It’s durable, warm yet breathable, easy to dye, and absorbs water without feeling clammy. But the process of obtaining the wool—factory farming and shearing sheep—can be inhumane. Animal rights...
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Let Us Tell You S’more About America’s Favorite Campfire Treat

Let Us Tell You S’more About America’s Favorite Campfire Treat

This summer, 45 million pounds of marshmallows will be toasted over a fire in America. Many will be used as an ingredient in the quintessential summer snack: the s’more. Huddling around a campfire and eating gooey marshmallows and warm chocolate...
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Meet the Americans Following in the Footsteps of the Knights Templar

Meet the Americans Following in the Footsteps of the Knights Templar

Joseph A. Auteri draws his sword and hands it to his Grand Prior, Patrick Carney, who brings it down through a layer of yellow icing, cutting a large birthday cake in half. A couple of hundred people cheer. The crowd...
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The Counterfeit Queen of Soul

The Counterfeit Queen of Soul

When Mary Jane Jones sang the gospel, her colossal voice seemed to travel far beyond her local Baptist church, over the ramshackle homes of West Petersburg, and far beyond the green fields of Virginia, where endless church spires pierced the...
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An Artistic Reimagining of London’s Past in ‘Old River Thames’

An Artistic Reimagining of London’s Past in ‘Old River Thames’

Meandering more than 200 miles through southern England, the River Thames has been the setting for history both momentous and quirky. Take, for example, swan upping. “It’s a purely British thing,” explains the London-based photographer Julia Fullerton-Ba...
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These Soulful, Soothing Armenian Songs and Instrumentals Blend East With West

These Soulful, Soothing Armenian Songs and Instrumentals Blend East With West

One of the first times that Ara Dinkjian performed on stage with his father was in New York City during the 1964 World’s Fair. Dressed in a costume that his mother sewed consisting of baggy pants, a colorful shirt and...
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These Soulful, Soothing Armenian Song and Instrumentals Blend East With West

These Soulful, Soothing Armenian Song and Instrumentals Blend East With West

One of the first times that Ara Dinkjian performed on stage with his father was in New York City during the 1964 World’s Fair. Dressed in a costume that his mother sewed consisting of baggy pants, a colorful shirt and...
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