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By PBS NewsHour
All the popular monsters you'll see out trick-or-treating, from Frankenstein to Dracula, were born out of fear and anxiety about change and technology.
By Leo Braudy, The Conversation
We may pretend that we do not like fear, but Halloween proves otherwise. Many of us enjoy being scared. But why?…
By Arash Javanbakht, Linda Saab, The Conversation
How does anger affect the way we think? And does it skew our judgment of risk?…
By Paul Solman
Why are we still so afraid?…
By Frank T. McAndrew, The Conversation
For the past several months, creepy clowns have been terrorizing America, with sightings of actual clowns in at least 10 different states. These fiendish clowns have reportedly tried to lure women and children into the woods, chased…
By Mary Jo Brooks
Kasey Jueds writes personal poems about childhood, memory, relationships and longing. “But I hope they’re not strictly autobiographical. I love when there is mystery left for other readers and that they aren’t so pinned down to my life that there…
Decorated Marine veteran and writer Elliot Ackerman lives with his family in Istanbul -- the site of four suicide bombings this year alone. Finding himself confronted by violence again, Ackerman reflects on living in a place targeted by terrorists.
The threat of attacks at home can drive divisive and dangerous rhetoric. How do we keep our fear in check? Gwen Ifill explores that question with Ronald Brownstein of The Atlantic, Dalia Mogahed of the Institute for Social Policy and…
By Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Ebola is giving Americans a crash course in fear.
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