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Manu Prakash holds up the 50 cent foldoscope....
The online magazine Ozy covers people, places and trends on the horizon. Co-founder Carlos Watson joins All Things Considered regularly to tell us about the site's latest discoveries.This week,...
Ted Leo and Aimee Mann join forces on a new album named for their collaborat...
Famous songwriting teams used to put pencil to music paper in small offices at the Brill Building, or find their collective voice while gigging around Liverpool. Today, they don't even have to live...
Laurel Francoeur's son Jeremy is severely allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, eg...
Laurel Francoeur's son Jeremy was about a year old when he had his first life- threatening allergic reaction. She took him to the doctor when hives started to cover his whole body. Tests revealed...
Cover of The Cultural Cold War...
The 50th anniversary of the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act is almost upon us, but the celebrations began this week at the Johnson presidential library. A speech by President Obama referenced "...
Long before he was president, Lyndon Johnson taught in Cotulla, Texas. He is...
Today Cotulla, Texas, is reaping the benefits of an oil and natural gas boom in the Eagle Ford Shale. But in 1928, the South Texas town was incredibly poor — and that's how Lyndon Johnson saw it when...