James S. Plaut

  • Hitler's Capital

    From November 1944, to April 1946, the author was Director of the Art Looting Investigation Unit, OSS, where he was directly responsible for recovering the works of art that had been looted by Rosenberg, Goring, and Hitler and hidden in Germany.

  • Loot for the Master Race

    From November 1944, to April 1946, the author was Director of the Art Looting Investigation Unit, OSS, where he was directly responsible for recovering the works of art that had been looted by Rosenberg, Goring, and Hitler and hidden in Germany.

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A Time-Lapse of Alaska's Northern Lights

The beauty of aurora borealis, as seen from America's last frontier

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What Do You Wish You Learned in College?

Ivy League academics reveal their undergrad regrets

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Famous Movies, Reimagined

From Apocalypse Now to The Lord of the Rings, this clever video puts a new spin on Hollywood's greatest hits.

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What Is a City?

Cities are like nothing else on Earth.

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CrossFit Versus Yoga: Choose a Side

How a workout becomes a social identity

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In Online Dating, Everyone's a Little Bit Racist

The co-founder of OKCupid shares findings from his analysis of millions of users' data.

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