The Infamous Cleveland Balloonfest of 1986 That Went Terribly Wrong

In September 1986, the city of Cleveland attempted to set a special record: the simultaneous launch of 1.5 million balloons. But fate intervened, and the result was both crazier and more tragic than anyone could have imagined.

“The Light Is Coming” Samples An Obamacare Protestor’s Speech — Here’s Why

We’re gonna unpack this shit like a Socratic seminar, sweetie.


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Beyoncé And Jay-Z’s New Album Lives Up To The Hype

Everything Is Love is a symbolic re-exchange of rings, a symphonic take on #blacklove in a moment suffuse with it.


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Make A Sexy-Time Mix Tape And We’ll Tell You Where You And Your Partner Should Get It On Next

~Turn on~ more than just sweet tunes.


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Here’s What It Was Like Behind The Scenes Of Drake’s “Degrassi” Reunion Music Video

“There was a lot of laughing, swapping stories, and catching up,” said Jake Epstein, equating the “I’m Upset” video to a high school reunion.


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Here’s What It Was Like Behind The Scenes Of Drake’s “Degrassi” Reunion Music Video

“There was a lot of laughing, swapping stories, and catching up,” said Jake Epstein, equating the “I’m Upset” video to a high school reunion.


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How “Forever Your Girl” Made Paula Abdul The Original Britney

30 years ago, Abdul’s debut album sparked her brief reign as the dancing, MTV-dominating princess of pop. Today, it’s worth another listen.


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Harvard’s First Female President Drew Gilpin Faust Address at Harvard Commencement Speech 2018

Harvard President Drew Faust delivered powerful messages to the Class of 2018 on the importance of truth, justice, and equality at a time when those values have come under assault in some corners of the country and the world.

Speaking at Afternoon Exercises of Harvard’s 367th Commencement, Lewis repeatedly called on graduates to assume leadership roles in a world that needs them, while Faust noted that this year it wasn’t just the speakers on stage urging students to get to work. The graduates themselves see the challenges before them, she said.

“Never has the world needed these graduates more, and I think they understand that,” Faust said, sharing observations from a recent lunch with seniors.

“They described how their attitudes and plans had altered because of these changed circumstances. They no longer took their world for granted. The future of our society, our country, our planet could not be guaranteed; it was up to them.

“Their careers and life goals had shifted to embrace a much broader sense of responsibility, extending beyond themselves to encompass an obligation to a common good they had come to recognize might not survive without them.”

Faust and Lewis delivered their remarks at Tercentenary Theatre during the annual meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association.