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The lost neighborhood under New York’s Central Park

This is Central Park. It’s an iconic part of New York City. A piece of nature, tucked inside Manhattan. If you’ve lived in New York, or even visited, you’ve probably been here. But, there’s a part of this land’s story that visitors will never see. It’s the story of what was here before the park. …

The original Game of Life was incredibly dark

The original Game of Life was incredibly dark

Ah, the Game of Life. It’s about as offensive as a bowl of Jello. But the original one from a hundred years earlier? It had squares like…this. The first Game of Life wasn’t just a game. It was a form of moral instruction. And it says something about how society thinks life should be lived …

Impeachment is Trump’s ultimate loyalty test for Republicans

It’s official. Donald Trump is the 3rd president in American history to be impeached by the House of Representatives, joining Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton. Now, Richard Nixon, remember, resigned before theHouse voted on the articles of impeachment. But this is the middle, not the end, of the impeachment process. This basically means Trump is …

Hollywood almost lost to this city

Hollywood almost lost to this city

OK, take a look at that palm tree right over there. That’s not a California palm tree, it’s a Florida palm tree. And I’m currently in a city that had more than 30 movie studios and made 100s of films. This city was locked in a fight with Hollywood and if it won, it could …