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Pop Culture Roundup: This Week

This Week: Watch the building of the black history museum. See trailer for the new Beatles movie. Oliver Stone's "Snowden." Oscar Wilde's prison cell. And much much more!

Social Media News: This Week

Featuring social media news by Annette Gordon-Reed, Blair Kelley, Mary Beard, Niall Ferguson, Jane Censer, Jack Censer, Julian Zelizer, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, and many more!

Crazy, Fascinating & Horrifying: Latest Edition

This edition includes the story behind the infamous Chicago Trib "Dewey Defeats Truman" headline, Madison Grant's racist book, the odd black gravesite in the middle of a street, America's Marco Polo and more!

How a Russian Fascist Is Meddling in America’s Election

by Timothy Snyder

The antidemocratic ideas of Ivan Ilyin are guiding the Kremlin’s interference in U.S. presidential politics.

There’s No Debate

by Bill Moyers and Michael Winship

The candidates and the media have thoroughly corrupted the presidential debates. Our democracy deserves better. There's still time for a change.

When Donald Meets Hillary

by James Fallows

Who will win the debates? Trump’s approach was an important part of his strength in the primaries. But will it work when he faces Clinton onstage?

How Much Latent Sexism Is Out There?

by Ellen Fitzpatrick

For much of the twentieth century, that opposition remained robust, with some 40 percent of Americans polled affirming as late as 1969 that they would not vote for a woman President.

Are we in for an October Surprise?

by Julian Zelizer

On the rare occasions when October Surprises have happened, they have not really impacted the outcome of the election.

Will This Be a Four-Party Election?

by Ted Widmer

Sometimes third parties invigorate the major parties with new ideas. Sometimes they bring them crashing down.

Why the African American history museum belongs to all of us

by Ken Burns

It is more than a repository of a people’s history. It is an opportunity.

England’s Forgotten Muslim History

by Jerry Brotton

Isolated from Europe, Elizabeth I turned to the Islamic world.

Why I regret letting my teen sign up for an AP course

by Kate Haas

A college-level class should get kids excited about undergraduate coursework, not turn them off to learning.

Remember Working-Class Feminism!

by Thomas J. Sugrue

Most feminists aren’t on campuses demanding safe spaces. They’re getting up at 6 a.m. and heading to underpaid, “pink-collar” jobs.

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