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Actor, playwright and composer Noel Coward rehearses for a show in 1951. A r...
History is literally fading away in London right now.Many of the items in The British Library's vast collection of recorded sound are in danger of disappearing. Some just physically won't last much...
Suzan Shown Harjo points to a signature on Treaty K at the National Archives...
For centuries, treaties have defined the relationship between many Native American nations and the U.S. More than 370 ratified treaties have helped the U.S. expand its territory and led to many...
Cover detail of The Girl from Human Street....
The New York Times columnist Roger Cohen has quite the family history. It starts in Lithuania with his great-grandparents — and then the moving begins."In each of the past four generations, the...
A Kaiser mental health worker with the National Union of Healthcare Workers ...
This past week, more than 2,000 mental health workers for the HMO health care giant Kaiser Permanente in California went on strike.The strike was organized by the National Union of Healthcare Workers...
Noelle Scaggs and Michael Fitzpatrick provide the vocals for the band Fitz a...
As part of a series called "My Big Break," All Things Considered is collecting stories of triumph, big and small. These are the moments when everything seems to click, and people leap forward into...
Students walk past the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house on the University of V...
Popular media often treats fraternity culture as comedy, but what's been going on at the University of Virginia is serious. Last semester, Rolling Stone put U.Va. at the epicenter of national...
Begich Towers is located at the edge of town. Photographer Reed Young wanted...
Whittier, Alaska, is a sleepy town on the west side of Prince William Sound, tucked between picturesque mountains. But if you're picturing a small huddle of houses, think again.Instead, on the edge...