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The TV Screen's Evolution, From 1880 To The Present

Despite its status as a device that defines the modern age, the television has its roots in the 19th century, when radio pioneers suspected they could also transmit images. Even the word "television," combining Greek and Latin roots to mean "far-sight," stems from the 1900 world's fair.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Oct. 24

From great migrations to immigration: in our search for home, we just might find ourselves.

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Alexandria City Council To Consider Public Art Policy


Do developers have an obligation to contribute art to the communities in which they build? That's the thrust of a new bill being considered by the Alexandria City Council.


Cambodia Vs. Sotheby's In A Battle Over Antiquities

A 1,000-year-old statue, a vine-and-moss-covered temple complex and a country's turbulent history lie at the heart of a legal battle pitting the Cambodian government against Sotheby's auction house. Officials say the statue was looted from an ancient Khmer temple; Sotheby's says that's not provable.

America's Facebook Generation Is Reading Strong

Young Americans are reading more than just status updates and 140-character tweets. A new study by the Pew Research Center shows that among 16- to 29-year-olds, 8 in 10 have read a book in the past year. That's compared with 7 in 10 among adults in general.

The Afterlife Of A TV Episode: It's Complicated

These days, there are many ways to catch a TV show, even if it's no longer on the air. Often, the trick is finding out which service — Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, etc. — has the episodes you want to watch. And if the show is in reruns, it can get complicated.

Running Toward Redemption On 'Ransom Road'

Author Caleb Daniloff spent 15 years struggling with alcoholism. His new memoir, Running Ransom Road, describes the way an addiction to running began to replace his addiction to alcohol. Running, Daniloff says, gave him a sense of clarity and transformation that aided his recovery.

Sandwich Monday: The Grilled Cheese Doughnut

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a new take on a sandwich classic. In the spirit of the KFC Double Down, which replaces bread with fried chicken, we make a grilled cheese using a doughnut in the place of the bread. It's a good first step on the path to replacing all of our food with doughnuts.