Category: The Story


Out of our minds: opium’s part in imperial history

Out of our minds: Opium’s part in Imperial History

How a mind-altering, addictive substance was used as a weapon by one empire to subdue another by Lewis Dartnell Humans are an exquisitely intelligent and capable species of ape. Our physiology has been fine-tuned for efficient long-distance running; our hands are elegantly dextrous for manipulating and making; and our throats and mouths give us astonishing control…
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I adore Penguins 🐧 and believe most of the world does too.

The Fascinating World of Penguins: A Look at the Different Species and Their Unique Behaviors Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a penguin? To waddle around on the ice, to dive into the icy waters, and to live in the coldest places on Earth? Penguins are some of the most…
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Shanon You Coca Cola Arrest

How Shannon You got Arrested for Stealing Coca Cola’s Secrets

How Shannon You’s Arrest Exposes the Dangers of Corporate Espionage The recent arrest of Shannon You, a former employee of a major technology company, has exposed the dangers of corporate espionage. You was charged with stealing confidential information from her former employer and selling it to a competitor. This case serves as a stark reminder…
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Lord Kitchener Calypso

The influential Calypso sounds of Lord Kitchener from Trinidad and Tobago

Anyone who is somewhat familiar with the well known music of Lord Kitchener knows that he was a very influential calypso artist from Trinidad and Tobago. Lord Kitchener was a well-known and influential calypso artist from Trinidad and Tobago. He was known for his terribly naughty and sexy, humorous, socially conscious and politically charged lyrics.…
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Bob Nadkarni

“Bob Nadkarni: 1943-2023”

by Gabe Ponce de Leon The first time I walked through its doors, back in 2005, the Maze was just a family home. Its main claim to fame, at that point, was having been featured in the Snoop Dog video “Beautiful.” But I was completely blown away by the setup: The idiosyncratic design of the…
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Mikhail Baryshnikov

Mikhail Baryshnikov dancing to Sinatra

Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gregory Hines are two of the greatest dancers of all time, each known for their unique styles and incredible talent. In the 1985 film “White Nights,” Baryshnikov and Hines came together to deliver a performance that is still remembered as one of the greatest dance sequences in movie history. Baryshnikov’s Role in…
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"White Nights" - Gregory Hines solo tap

“White Nights” – Gregory Hines solo tap

Gregory Hines was one of the greatest tap dancers of all time, known for his smooth style, impeccable timing, and infectious energy. In the 1985 film “White Nights,” Hines delivered a performance that cemented his place in tap dancing history. Dancing to the music of the film’s soundtrack, Hines brought his unique blend of athleticism…
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Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper “Time After Time” Live on the Howard Stern Show

Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time” is a timeless classic that has endured the test of time. The song was released in 1983, and it quickly became a hit, topping charts all around the world. Its haunting melody and lyrics have been covered by many artists over the years, but none can match the originality and…
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Piano Prodigy

Child Piano Prodigy Evan Le!

Some people find their talent late in life and others find it right away, folks this guy is only 4 years old, and he’s already a genius on the piano. From Torrance, California, it’s Evan Le!


Ai Weiwei recreates Monet’s water lilies using 650,000 Lego pieces

Written by Jacqui Palumbo, CNN When the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei opens his new show in April, visitors will encounter a familiar scene at London’s Design Museum: Claude Monet’s famed water lilies. But rather than being composed of the French painter’s Impressionist brushstrokes, the monumental recreation is made from the studs of Lego bricks —…
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