Smokey (the) Bear is still keeping his watchful eye on America’s forests after 75 years on the job

The iconic advertising campaign originated as a way to protect the nation from its WWII enemies. Today, critics are asking if it’s causing harm as well as good.

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How the Volkswagen Beetle sparked America’s art car movement

When the Beetle was first introduced, Americans had never seen anything like it. Among art car enthusiasts, it became the ideal canvas for self-expression.

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Long before Armstrong and Aldrin, artists were stoking dreams of space travel

While the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing is an opportunity to celebrate a remarkable technological achievement, it’s worth reflecting upon the creative vision that made it possible.

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A booming international movie market is transforming Hollywood

Studios are starting to realize that diverse casts and diverse stories have a massive earning potential.

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The forgotten history of segregated swimming pools and amusement parks

Municipal swimming pools flourished in the 20th century. But too often, their success was based on the exclusion of African Americans.

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When America had an open prison – the story of Kenyon Scudder and his ‘prison without walls’

Scudder’s approach was grounded in trust and mutual respect. There would be no guards, no weapons, no walls and no uniforms.

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