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Breaking News

This page features brief excerpts of stories published by the mainstream media and, less frequently, blogs, alternative media, and even obviously biased sources. The excerpts are taken directly from the websites cited in each source note. Quotation marks are not used.




  • Stonewall and Queens

    by Marc Stein

    The overlooked importance of Queens, New York in LGBT history. 



  • The New Treasures of Pompeii

    From gorgeous artworks to grimacing corpses, archaeologists are still uncovering the truth about life—and death—in the doomed city.



  • A Brief History of the History Wars

    by Rebecca Onion

    Conservative uproar over the New York Times’ 1619 Project is just the most recent clash in a decades-old battle over how we should understand American history.



  • The Great Land Robbery

    by Vann R. Newkirk II

    A war waged by deed of title has dispossessed 98 percent of black agricultural landowners in America.