Cultural History

An Official History of UFOs

By Nick Pope

Nowadays, when the media reaches out to the US government for a quote on a UFO story, the response is a polite “no comment”, referral to a dismissive statement on the Department of Defense website, and the … Read the article

In Images: Berlin Wall at 50

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By Callie Oettinger

Today marks the 50th Anniversary of the building of the Berlin Wall. This is the fifth of a series of posts about the Wall, events leading to its construction, world reactions to its existence—and decades later, its … Read the article

The NFL and the Medal of Honor

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By Clint VanWinkle

Nearly 28,000 people braved the rain to watch the New York Giants play the Detroit Lions at N.Y. Polo Grounds on a miserable November day in 1941. The Giants, who had started the season a perfect 5–0, … Read the article