Even in the midst of war, Syria’s fighters have been seen briefly putting aside their weapons for afternoon tea.
Read: Tea Time in Syria
Liz Meriwether, creator and co–show runner, New Girl
Obviously, without a doubt, absolutely Saved by the Bell. Its influence on taste, fashion, and politics has reverberated throughout history and across the globe. Second only to Hey Dude, which aired during the Nickelodeon renaissance of the late ’80s and early ’90s.
Vince Gilligan, creator and show runner, Breaking Bad
Try to picture the world without The Simpsons: Doh wouldn’t be in the OED; Fox would’ve gone the way of the passenger pigeon and UPN; TV dads might still be more Ward Cleaver than Tony Soprano.
Jessica Walter, actress, Arrested Development (Lucille Bluth)
As the first 24-hour-news network, CNN changed what it meant to be informed, and gave us instant access to breaking events. Just think of 9/11 without it.
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In this month’s issue, we ask a variety of experts and public figures a “Big Question”.
Now we’re asking you. What was the most influential TV show ever?
Research finds that same-sex unions are happier than heterosexual marriages. What can gay and lesbian couples teach straight ones about living in harmony?
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Blass and his cohort were members of the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops, an elite force whose specialty was “tactical deception.” They’re now better known, though, as the “Ghost Army” — a troop of soldiers that doubled, in Europe’s theater, as a troupe of actors. (The unit was the brain child, one report has it, of Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.) The 23rd were, essentially, the Trojan Horse builders of World War II.
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“What do we find on old luggage? We find the traces of… the places visited. We will follow these, and with them, we will tour the world, not in 80 days like Phileas Fogg, but much faster still.” - Gaston-Louis Vuitton
[Images: World Tour: Vintage Hotel Labels from the Collection of Gaston-Louis Vuitton by Francisca Mattéoli, published by Abrams]
Images of volcanoes from space are often kind of dull. These, we assure you, are not.
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You are a Hazara, and you’ve been on the run for centuries. Now you’re in Syria, and things aren’t looking up.
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A 2005 Gallup poll found that 26 percent of Americans answered “yes” to believing in “the power of the mind to know the past and predict the future.”
A sizable chunk of America believes in ESP—despite the only evidence behind it being one truly bizarre study.
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