RISE AND FALLS OF THE AMERICAN MALL


BREAKING TRAIL AT THE IDITAROD
BY ANDREW PACE

Each year, Alaska hosts the famous 1,000-mile-long dog sled race. Its founder, Joe Redington, Sr., deserves credit for preserving the sport.

How the race went from the back of a bar napkin to the world’s premier dog sledding event.

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THE RISE AND FALL OF THE AMERICAN MALL
BY LIVIA GERSHON
Although shopping centers helped kill downtowns, they weren’t immortal themselves. Featuring a slideshow of some ghostly, abandoned malls.

FOUR CRAZY ANIMAL DEFENSE MECHANISMS
BY JAMES MACDONALD
Animals use slime, scales, horns, and their own rib cages to ward off predators.

BREAKING: KATY PERRY GOT A HAIRCUT
BY ERIN BLAKEMORE
The pop star’s new ‘do is tabloid fodder, but it also connects to some scholarship within women’s studies.

HAS NATO OUTLIVED ITS USEFULNESS?
BY PETER FEUERHERD
With its original purpose to resist Soviet Russia achieved, many expected NATO to disband. But it hasn’t.

THIS ITALIAN SOCCER TEAM IS MADE UP ENTIRELY OF REFUGEES
BY MICHELE CIRILLO
From Narratively: They traveled unimaginable distances in search of a better life. Now, one inspiring sports club is helping them achieve just that.

 


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About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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