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“I moved here because there was a lot I didn’t like about myself in Pennsylvania. I knew everybody. And everyone knew me. I wanted a chance to not know anybody. And I wanted a chance for nobody to know me.”




The United Nations estimates that since 2011, more than 100,000 people have been killed in the Syrian conflict. Violence has forced more than 2 million Syrians to flee the country as refugees, and another 4.5 million are internally displaced.

Roughly one in four Syrians have been forced to abandon their home. 

And to think that this is only the recorded number of refugees.

Watch out for our story on Monday about what Syrian refugees think about U.S. involvement in civil war.


From the altogether fantastic NASA Art Program, iconic photographer Annie Leibovitz‘s portrait of astronaut Eileen Collins – the first female pilot (Discovery, 1995) and first female commander (Columbia, 1999) of a space shuttle program.


The ever-brilliant Wendy MacNaughton (you know, her…) and Austin Kleon achieve the impossible and improve upon Emerson, adding to history’s finest definitions of art.