Why Is America So Obsessed With Ivy League Schools?

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Why Is America So Obsessed With Ivy League Schools?

The college-admissions process is so fraught with hysteria, many parents attempt to cheat their kids into elite institutions.

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The U.S. Failed Thousands Who Risked Everything in Iraq and Afghanistan

A U.S. Army veteran and his Afghan translator took matters into their own hands—and saved each other’s lives.

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This Couple Rescues Animals From Hurricanes

During natural disasters, who rescues the animals society has forgotten?

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Pro-Choice and Anti-Abortion: On Both Sides of the ‘Heartbeat’ Bills

A new short documentary seeks to understand the viewpoints of those who support and oppose more restrictive abortion legislation.

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The Most Unique Golf Course in the World

A rez golf course challenges the sport’s elitist reputation.

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The Happiest Animal

Venture to an island off the coast of Australia to meet the quokka, the world’s smiliest mammal.

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Should the U.S. Get Rid of Political Parties?

Former Republican Congressman Mickey Edwards thinks Americans are ready for a new system.

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A Toxic, Closed-Off City on the Edge of the World

Norilsk, Russia. Population 177,000. It's the northernmost city in the world—and one of the most deadly.

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Chinese Rappers Will Not Be Silenced

China’s underground rap scene fights back against the surveillance state.

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The Sexual Politics of Yeats's 'Leda and the Swan'

A video essay unpacks the vividly violent sonnet.

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The Double-Consciousness of a Dark Body

An animated excerpt of an article from W.E.B. Du Bois depicts the “double-consciousness of a dark body.”

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