Category: Spotlights

Some of our highlighted stories and editorials.

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What brings you here? A photo story.

The first woman to cross the American landscape by car was Alice Ramsey with three female passengers in 1909. Ramsey left from Hell’s Gate in Manhattan, New York and traveled 59 days to San Francisco, California.

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The rise and fall of American politics

Two political parties, the Democratic Party and the Republican Party, have dominated American politics since the American Civil War, although there are also smaller parties like the Libertarian Party and the Green Party.

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Super fancy food at home

Fruits are the means by which angiosperms disseminate seeds. Edible fruits, in particular, have propagated with the movements of humans and animals in a symbiotic relationship as a means for seed dispersal and nutrition.

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Bernie blazes into the fray

Sanders is known as a leading progressive voice on issues such as income inequality, universal healthcare, parental leave, climate change, LGBT rights, and campaign finance reform.

Can coffee make you superhuman?

Roasting coffee transforms the chemical and physical properties of green coffee beans into roasted coffee products. The roasting process is what produces the characteristic flavor of coffee.

On the hunt for adventure

We sent our field reporters to the coast with a few cameras, a little cash and a single map to see if they could seek out an adventure. What came back were some of the best stories we’ve ever heard.

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The Best Books on Design

Book design is the art of incorporating the content, style, format, design, and sequence of the various components of a book into a coherent whole. In the words of Jan Tschichold, book design, “though largely

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Traveling South America by motorcycle

Owing to Brazil’s continental dimensions, varied geography, history and people, the country’s culture is rich and diverse. Some regions are so different from each other that they look like different countries altogether.