The Journal

Thu June 21
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The Crazy One

In 1948, Earl Shaffer became the first person to hike the entirety of the Appalachian Trail.

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Before Go-Pro

Years before mini hand helds, the pioneers of the POV risked everything to get the shot.

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The Harlem Hellfighters

They spent 191 days in combat—the longest of any division. Now, their song is sung.

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Hot Air for a Cold Cause

Hot air balloons + the North Pole - a hard lesson learned.

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Popular + Luxurious = Populuxe

An homage to the era that didn't frown on mainstream luxuries—it embraced it.

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The Mid-Century Designers

Frank Lloyd Wright wasn't the only one—five MCM designers you should know.

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Steve McQueen's New Tattoo

Our tattooed correspondent explores the delicate balance of body ink—celeb or not.

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Cold War Weapons

The Cold War had lots of destructive ideas. Here are some of the cooler ones.

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Time Tested Lifehacks

Lifehacks from cigarette packs—unlikely, but still extremely useful.

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The Center of Military History

Every weapon, uniform, and artifact is under lock and key. Well, until 2018.

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The Boston Garden

The circuses, horse shows, concerts, sports, rodeos (and more), all grown in the Garden.

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War is Crappy

But at least the troops found some humor in it. Meet the Toilet Bomb.

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Our Life-Boat Men

The men of the sea who saved lives and stole the imagination of landlubbers nationwide.

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Bumper Cars

Unlike the relentless morbidity you see on the news, these are feel-good car crashes.

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Just in Time for Spring

Looking back at America's Pastime, as the players of today get set for Spring Training.

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Art as Sport

Architecture, music, painting, sculpture (and more) were once a part of the Olympics.

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The Birth of SportsCenter

How a little town in Connecticut became the mecca of sports news.

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UNCONVENTIONAL METHODS OF WAR: The Goat

What happens when a sensei, the Military, and a goat share a moment in history?

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