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Commemorative Illustrations Showing Off the Gorgeous Parades of Late-Medieval Germany
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Inside Higher Ed
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On This Day in 1961: The Most Powerful Human-Made Explosion Ever
“Love Your Government, Or Else.” A Civil War-Era Infographic With a Mission.
The Right to Say I Don’tThe law finally allows me to marry my boyfriend—only he doesn’t want to.
Dear Prudence Live ChatFor Nov. 3, 2014.
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Why Are AIDS Activists Protesting Ebola Quarantines?
The Gayest Show on Television Is About Two Straight Men. (Video.)
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Turning 40A gift guide for the new quadragenarian in your life.
The Strange, Spooky History of the Ouija Board
The Black Humor of WWI Soldiers, in a Parody Form Letter to Wives
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Yes, You Can Be Fired for Being Kinky
Sweden Has Its Own Font. Should the U.S.?
Etiquette Lessons for the Annoying Moviegoers of Early Cinema
Will Textspeak Ever Replace Standard English?
The History of Gay Publishing Seen Through One Remarkable Career