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Her Article Inspired Boys Don’t Cry. She’s Apologizing for It

June 22, 2018

(Newser) – The April 19, 1994, issue of the Village Voice ran a story called “Love Hurt” by Donna Minkowitz. It was the story of ...

The FBI Said He Was a Baby Stolen in 1964. He Wasn’t

(Newser) – He solved one mystery, but doing so only birthed a second. Birth is at the heart of Paul Fronczak’s story. As a 10-year-old ...

In North Korea’s Capital, a Hotel With a ‘Missing’ Floor

(Newser) – That Otto Warmbier’s trouble began with an incident at the Yanggakdo Hotel in Pyongyang is well known, the details of it, less so. ...

America’s 2nd-Oldest Race Is Grueling and a Little Odd

(Newser) – When it comes to metaphors, John Branch has the perfect one to describe the annual Dipsea trail-running race: “It is like unloading a ...

A Martyr’s Bone Was Plucked From the Sea, Then the Trash

(Newser) – St. Clement was said to have been put to death by being tied to a boat anchor and drowned. Just shy of 2,000 ...

An Item Left on the Waterloo Battlefield Just Sold for $400K

(Newser) – Napoleon’s hats were a big deal. The BBC explains he had a system for breaking in and wearing the “bicorne” military hats that ...

Court: Woman Carried Out ‘Despicable’ Sabotage of Boyfriend’s Music Career

(Newser) – In 2014, an extremely promising young clarinetist in Canada beat dozens of other applicants to become one of two people awarded a full ...

He Was on a Quest to Perfect Ulysses, Then Vanished

(Newser) – Scholars have dedicated their lives to poring over the “enigmas and puzzles” of James Joyce’s Ulysses. In the New York Times Magazine, Jack ...

A Teacher Was Murdered. Then Her Brother Found a Flashlight

(Newser) – Mickey Bryan’s 1985 murder rocked the small town of Clifton, Texas. She was a beloved elementary school teacher married to the equally beloved ...

Titanic Was Discovered During a Top-Secret Mission

(Newser) – The story of how the Titanic was found is widely known, but some of the most interesting details are only now emerging, reports ...

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