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What if…? Jeff Greenfield’s alternate histories of America

Jon Meacham speaks with journalist veteran journalist and author Jeff Greenfield about his new book “Then Everything Changed: Stunning Alternate Histories of American Politics: JFK, RFK, Carter, Ford, Reagan.”

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Douglas Rushkoff wants you to do something

The media theorist thinks we should control Facebook before it controls us. He also wants us to learn to code and grow some vegetables.

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Fooled you: another year, another hoax

For better or for worse, putting up a prank April 1 has become de rigueur for many media outlets — from planetary purchases and motion-activated e-mail to a new frontier of Comic Sans.

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VII Magazine: Revisiting Chernobyl

As Japan’s nuclear crisis intensifies, VII Magazine features Antonin Kratochvil’s haunting images and videos of the vast destruction caused by the 1986 disaster at Chernobyl.

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  How to win your March Madness bracket: Tips from an expert

“This is not a nest egg.” Jon Wertheim, senior writer at Sports Illustrated and co-author of “Scorecasting,” offers some expert tips for filling out your bracket this year.

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Rice and baguettes: dispatches from a Tunisian refugee camp

Jesse Hardman ruminates on the meaning of home for transmigrated communities going about their daily lives in a Tunisian refugee camp.

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Loving Joni Mitchell: You don’t have to be gay

Sparked by a line in last year’s film, “The Kids Are All Right,” Tom Casciato defends his long-term love affair with the music of Joni Mitchell.

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Carlos Slim’s shiny new art house

The world’s richest man is opening a shiny, modern museum in Mexico City to house his massive, diverse collection.

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  Upheaval in the Middle East

Protests continue to rage in Libya, Yemen and Bahrain, while in Egypt, ministers from Hosni Mubarak’s ousted regime are behind bars.