In ‘Mary Poppins Returns,’ an ode to the gas lamp

Lin-Manuel Miranda plays Jack, a lamplighter, in the sequel to the original 1964 film. Disney “Mary Poppins Returns” transports audiences back to 1930s London. The beloved nanny at the center of the original 1964 hit…

How stereo was first sold to a skeptical public

Record companies released stereo demonstration albums that showcased how sound could move from left to right, creating a sense of movement. From the collection of Janet Borgerson and Jonathan Schroeder, Author provided When we hear…

How where you’re born influences the person you become

In some societies, kids are taught that they’re in control of their own happiness – which makes them more indulgent. Oleksii Synelnykov/Shutterstock.com As early as the fifth century, the Greek philosopher Thucydides contrasted the self-control…

How local journalism can upend the ‘fake news’ narrative

Local journalists are often the only journalists that most people will ever meet. teka12/Shutterstock.com “For the first time media is the least trusted institution globally,” Edelman, the global PR and marketing firm concluded in its…