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Pop Culture Happy Hour: A Conversation With Trevor Noah

Our panel is on vacation, but that doesn't mean there's no show: in October, our host chatted with The Daily Show's new host about comedy, diversity, decor, visiting South Africa, and lots more.

When A 4-Day School Week Might Cost More Than It Saves

This Arizona school district slimmed down its budget by dropping class on Fridays. But parents say they're having to stretch their wallets to find something for their kids to do on that fifth day.

India's Quandary: Climate Change And Coal

Coal is king in India. Some say there's little alternative. So how can this country, the world's third-largest polluter, provide energy and lift millions from poverty while trying to become "greener"?

From Retirement In Israel, Bataclan Ex-Owner Recalls Better Times

Joel Touitou Laloux's Tunisian-born, Jewish father bought the Bataclan concert hall in Paris in 1976. Laloux managed the venue for decades until September, when it was sold.

The Importance Of Friends And The Difficulty Keeping Them

A researcher who studies friendship explains its importance in human development and how it changes over time.

Historic Hamilton-Burr Duel At Center Of New Book

John Sedgwick retraces the root of the conflict and uncovers personal correspondence his ancestor had with Hamilton before the fateful day.

Feasting On Fuel

Up to a fifth of total U.S. energy use goes into growing, transporting, processing and eventually preparing our food.

A Turkey Dinner Is Cheaper Than It Used To Be

According to the National Farm Bureau's annual price survey, a traditional Thanksgiving meal for a family of 10 will cost you about $50.

Why Is Turkey Called Turkey?

There's a reason the North American bird we eat on Thanksgiving was named after a Eurasian country.

Why Film Is Dead And Digital Photos Won't Last Forever

Photographic process historian Mark Osterman says digital photos won't stand the test of time unless they're printed or shared widely.