An oceanfront Taco Bell in Pacifica California serves adult beverages with alcohol.
‘Most Beautiful’ Taco Bell Serves Booze on Beachfront Patio
  • 5 May 2021
Readers driving along the ocean north of Big Sur, California, might be inclined to make...
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Alyssa Funari filming Derek Chauvin pressing his knee on George Floyd's neck
The ‘Bystander Effect’ Is Real — But Differently Among Larger Groups
  • 30 April 2021
A witness to a troubling situation who is in a group may feel a lesser...
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Easter bunny
The Easter Bunny Tale: Fun Fiction or Harmful Myth?
  • 2 April 2021
Three major fantasy characters pervade Western culture: Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy and the Easter...
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Easter eggs
Chocolate Easter Eggs Were Once a Rare Luxury
  • 2 April 2021
For almost a century after the first ones were produced in the 1870s by Fry’s...
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Easter bunny
The Very Strange History of the Easter Bunny
  • 2 April 2021
While you’re biting the heads off your chocolate bunnies, you might wonder how cartoon rabbits...
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St. Patrick
10 Things to Know About the Real St. Patrick
  • 16 March 2021
Patrick’s own writings and early accounts of the saint’s career reveal many interesting details about...
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The Red Kimono
How a Silent Movie Informs the Debate Over the Right to Be Forgotten
  • 10 March 2021
The right to be forgotten has sparked concern over “erasing” history. But neither regulation nor...
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Oprah Winfrey and Meghan Markle
Why ‘Royal Confessionals’ Threaten the Monarchy
  • 8 March 2021
The “confessional” is often used in celebrity cultures to manufacture intimacies with audiences.
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Couple in love
No, Opposites Do Not Attract
  • 2 February 2021
Unlike magnets, people tend to be attracted to those who are similar – not opposite...
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Seven months after his death, the corpse of Pope Formosus was found guilty of perjury.
Impeachment After Leaving Office? Rome Put a Pope’s Corpse on Trial
  • 25 January 2021
Even death may not be a bar to prosecution for misconduct in public office.
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Cheese and witches' broomsticks
The Spellbinding History of Cheese and Witchcraft
  • 22 January 2021
It’s not entirely clear why cheese is seen to have magical properties.
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Columbus' ship
ShantyTok: Is the Sugar and Rum Line in Wellerman a Reference to Slavery?
  • 21 January 2021
Shanties show the clear influence of the African-American tradition of work-songs.
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