The Fascinating Story Of The Inventor Of The High Five

When a professional baseball player popularized the high five in the 1970s, his story revealed much more important contributions.

The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You A Terrorist

A 166-page document issued last year by the National Counterterrorism Center spells out the government’s secret rules for putting individuals on its main terrorist database as well as the no fly list.

Celebrity Rabbi, Heal Thyself

Shmuley Boteach — rabbi, sexpert, Michael Jackson pal — has led many lives. But none of them can obliterate his past.

Dallas Killers Club

Having now read less than one-tenth of one percent of the available books on the subject, I believe, with full consciousness that I’m only a newcomer, that they’re barking up the wrong conspiracy.

Why Is Einstein The Poster Boy For Genius?

Albert Einstein was a genius, but he wasn’t the only one — why has his name come to mean something superhuman?

How Gay Marriage Opponents Twist History To Suit Their Agenda

Much of what you hear about the purpose of marriage is ahistorical. Here’s what the institution was traditionally fit for.

The Journalist And The Suicide

Politically, a lot is staked  on viewing suicidal or violent veterans as crazy.

A Brand-New Ye

He just married the girl of his dreams. And his dream of being a fashion designer? That’s coming true now, too. Oh, and there’s also a new album on the way. So what comes after being the most confrontational man in America? We’re about to find out.

To Catch A Spy

In the world of espionage, is it better to trust too much or too little?

Are College Athletes Working For A Degree Or Working For A Cartel?

The NCAA makes all student athletes sign a form each year through which they relinquish all rights to their images, even after they graduate. Athletes and lawyers who’ve challenged this practice say the form is “purposefully misleading,” and that the athletes have to sign it under duress.

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