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Poetry Sep 29Mapping Seattle, poem by poem
Seattle's "Poetic Grid" captures the rapidly changing city by asking people to write about locations that have meaning to them.
Arts Aug 30Small Michigan museum holds massive collection of Edward Curtis’ Native American photography
More than 700 works by photographer Edward S. Curtis are on exhibit at the Muskegon Museum of Art in what’s believed to be the largest ever exhibition of his work.
Economy Jun 26Here is Warren Buffett’s first tax return, filed at age 14
You might wonder why a 14-year-old would have to file a federal income tax return. Buffett made more than $500 and IRS rules at the time required that a return must be filed by every citizen of the United States,…
Arts Feb 17Dutch creator of Miffy the rabbit, Dick Bruna, dies at 89
The rabbit, known as Miffy in English, first came to life 62 years ago. Today, Miffy books have sold more than 85 million copies in more than 50 languages.
World Jan 10Journalist who broke the story of start of World War II dies at 105
Her biggest scoop came at age 27, just days into her rookie reporting career. Hollingworth was reporting in southern Poland for Britain's Daily Telegraph when she decided to investigate what was happening across the border.
World Apr 07Rare Shakespeare ‘First Folio’ found on Scottish island
It’s now one of only 234 known copies in the world, hidden for more than 100 years in the library at Mount Stuart, a vast estate on the Isle of Bute in Scotland. The “First Folio” is 36 of William…
Health Jan 23Worried about lead in your water? Flint pediatricians have this advice
The lead-contaminated water in Flint, Michigan has people across the nation wondering about their own possible exposure to the toxic metal. “When pediatricians hear anything about lead, we stand up straight, and we freak out,” says Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha,…
World Sep 07Newly discovered images show what tennis looked like in the 16th century
As the second week of the final Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year moves closer to crowning champions in New York, archivists across the Atlantic Ocean at the University of Glasgow in Scotland have discovered what may be the…
Science Aug 20Keeping up with the Joneses, Neolithic Scotland edition
As I stand on this windswept bit of Orkney looking down at the Ness of Brodgar dig site, there’s a salty sea loch to my left, a freshwater loch to my right, and standing stones in front of and behind…
World May 04The royal couple had a daughter, and Charlotte is her name
Britain's newest princess now has a name: Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. Kensington Palace announced the moniker Monday, two days after she was born.