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The Rise of the Valkyries A month after Donald Trump took office, an activist named Lana Lokteff delivered a speech calling on women to …

Depp is one of Hollywood’s highest-paid actors, yet somehow he’s facing a financial hole

Can A Cheap Basketball Shoe be Cool?  The economy, explained, with stories and surprises. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, “Meet …

How to Make a Movie Out of Anything — Even a Mindless Phone Game In 2013, a movie producer named Tripp Vinson was thumbing …

Episode 4: Music, McCarthy and the Sound of Americana How can music — even music without lyrics — be political? We explore that question in episode …

The Story Behind the World’s Most Famous Desktop Background Windows XP Background, Bliss. Photo by Charles O’Rear. Used with permission from Microsoft. Microsoft has …

Why Hollywood’s Most Thrilling Scenes Are Now Orchestrated Thousands of Miles Away In the summer of 1993, dinosaurs walked through America’s theaters. The first …

How an Unfinished Portrait of Washington Ended Up on the Dollar Bill Under the rafters of a Philadelphia barn-turned-art studio in 1796, two men …

99% Invisible In 1992, the Baltimore Orioles opened their baseball season at a brand new stadium called Oriole Park at Camden Yards, right along …

What the AP’s Collaboration With the Nazis Should Teach Us About Reporting the News Did the Associated Press, the venerable American agency that is …