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The Inside Story of a Controversial New Text About Jesus

According to a top religion scholar, this 1,600-year-old text fragment suggests that some early Christians believed Jesus was married?possibly to Mary Magdalene
September 18, 2012 | By Ariel Sabar

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The 20 Best Small Towns in America

From the Berkshires to the Cascades, we've crunched the numbers and pulled a list some of the most interesting spots around the country
May 2012 | By Susan Spano and Aviva Shen

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The Dark Side of Thomas Jefferson

A new portrait of the founding father challenges the long-held perception of Thomas Jefferson as a benevolent slaveholder
October 2012 | By Henry Wiencek

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Lunch Atop a Skyscraper Photograph: The Story Behind the Famous Shot

For 80 years, the 11 ironworkers in the iconic photo have remained unknown, and now, thanks to new research, two of them have been identified
September 20, 2012 | By Megan Gambino

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Seven Famous People Who Missed the Titanic

The notables who planned to sail on the fateful voyage included a world-famous novelist, a radio pioneer and America?s biggest tycoons
March 2012 | By Greg Daugherty

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Ten Famed Literary Figures Based on Real-Life People

Who were the sources for characters such as Robinson Crusoe or Dorian Gray?
September 13, 2012 | By Jeanie Riess

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The CIA Burglar Who Went Rogue

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Incredible Photos of the Artist Who Makes Himself Invisible

Look closely at these photographs. Shut down by the Chinese government, Liu Bolin has mastered the art of disappearing
September 2012 | By Aviva Shen

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A Brief History of the Salem Witch Trials

One town's strange journey from paranoia to pardon
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Ten Inventions Inspired by Science Fiction

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Smithsonian Magazine: October 2012

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Master of Monticello

A new portrait of Thomas Jefferson—decided from evidence recently unearthed or long suppressed—reveals the secrets of the world he created on his Virginia mountaintop
By Henry Wiencek

The Adventures of the Real Tom Sawyer

In which tall-tale-telling newspaperman Mark Twain prowls the rough-andtumble streets of 1860s San Francisco with a hard-drinking, larger-than-life fireman, Tom Sawyer. And whereby Sawyer’s exploits have languished, untold and unremarked—until now
By Robert Graysmith




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