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Happy New Year: Pick Up a New Skill

If you’re seven, or twelve, or twenty, it’s easy to think about new ambitions: learn Spanish, learn to paint, do a flip off your skateboard. But what if you’re older? Read more: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2013/01/new-skills-for-a-new-year.htm

'Judging America' Photo Series Captures Nation's Stereotypes

Terrorist. Gangster. Stripper. Landscaper. When people are viewed as stereotypes, they're labeled on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion or sexual...

A Queen’s Forbidden Love

A Queen’s Forbidden Love - NYTimes.com Queen Victoria and John Brown, new evidence

Has ‘Caucasian’ Lost Its Meaning? - AS a racial classification, the term Caucasian has many flaws, dating from a time when the study of race was based on skull measurements & travel diaries. It has long been unmoored from its geographical reference point, the Caucasus region. (The Tsarnaev brothers, responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing, were revealed to be from the Caucasus) Its equivalents from that era are obsolete — nobody refers to Asians as “Mongolian” or blacks as “Negroid.”

The U.S. Map Redrawn as 50 States With Equal Population

Toys R Us to stop gender biased marketing