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The Fast-Talking Year of 1989


In the last year of the penultimate decade of the 20th century, fast talking and singing gripped the nation. Continue reading

Picture Perfect


Pictures and the powerful sense of awe. Continue reading

Two Important Digital Videos


Two digital videos, one by Dylan, the other by GoldieBlox, broke down norms — of both medium and message. Continue reading

Newspapers from November 22, 1963


JFK was killed on November 22, 1963. Here are images of newspapers from that day and the following days. Continue reading

5 Underreported Stories of 2011


As we ring in 2012 and close the books on 2011, we take a look back and assess stories that had major impact on our society. Current.com asked me to put together what I thought were some of the stories that flew under the radar. Continue reading

Occupy Wall Street’s Effect On A Halal Cart


Dan Patterson and I speak with Abdul Mubarek, a Halal cart owner who has been in Zuccotti Park for the past six years. He spoke with us about his thoughts of the protests and how it has affected his business.
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Florence


We landed in Florence in the early afternoon, after a relatively painless six-plus-hour flight across the Atlantic, with a layover in Amsterdam. Upon reaching our hotel, Hotel Rosso 23, nestled in the Piazza Santa Maria Novella, we debated for a whole three-minutes if we should walk around the city or take a nap and hope we didn’t sleep through the day. We walked. Of course…
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Italia!


Tomorrow I leave for Italy. We fly into Florence and I’m very excited to see the birthplace of the Renaissance. After a couple of days in the city, we head out to some small towns in Tuscany for a few days. We then will head south to Rome, where I’ve already bought my tickets for … Continue reading

A Chapter Closes On A 500+ Year-Old Book


At the end of the last year of the first decade of the revolutionary 17th century, Galileo looked up to the heavens and made a simple, yet stunning observation: the Moon is not, as believed, to be a perfectly smooth sphere.
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