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Head Back To Hyrule: When This World Is Uncertain, Return To Game Worlds That Aren’t

by Glen Weldon When it comes to videogames, I’m no bitter-ender. If anything, I’m a dilettante. I’ve played

The Powerlessness Of Nigeria’s Tech Startups

by Tim Mcdonnell Chris Oyeniyi runs a small tech startup in Lagos, Nigeria. It’s a smartphone app called KariGO that

Forgiving Student Debt Would Boost Economy, Economists Say

Presidential hopefuls Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders want to tear up your student loans and set you financially free. That’s popular among voters – especially those struggling to pay off this debt. Other Democratic candidates have more modest plans. But economists say the dramatic proposals from Sanders and Warren to free millions of Americans from

Want Stronger Friendships? Pull Out Your Notepad

By Meghan Keane and Chloee Weiner Vanessa Nuñez was craving close friendship. “I had a lot of surface-level

‘The Downstairs Girl’ Faces Difficult History With Joy And Style

By Caitlyn Paxson In her previous works of historical fiction, Stacey Lee offered readers a Chinese-American perspective on the Old West and turn-of-the-century San Francisco. Now, with The Downstairs Girl, she turns to the post-Reconstruction era South. As a Chinese girl living in late 19th century Atlanta, Ga., Jo Kuan constantly struggles to remain invisible.

Walking On Painted Keys: Creative Crosswalks Meet Government Resistance

by Brett Dahlberg One of the newest pieces of public art in Rochester, N.Y., is right in the

Cutting Just 300 Calories Per Day May Keep Your Heart Healthy

by Susie Nelson Heart disease is the leading cause of disability and death worldwide. About 2,200 people in the U.S. die

Beach Adventures And Falling In Love: Summer In A Haiku

by CASEY NOENICKX People love summer.We heard they love haiku too. Put those together … Last month, to help

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Debuts ‘Lazarus’ To Celebrate 60th Anniversary

by Michel Martin After dance pioneer Alvin Ailey died in 1989, the future of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater was uncertain. It’s difficult to keep a dance company profitable after its founder is long gone – many have tried and failed. But 30 years later, the group is thriving, and decided to celebrate its 60th anniversary