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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.

Colorado Ski Industry Calls For Action On Climate Change

The state's mountain resorts will feel the pinch as the earth's climate warms. The question is, what can be done about it?

Arlo Guthrie Celebrates 50 Years Of 'Alice's Restaurant'

Listening to the 18-minute musical monologue has been a Thanksgiving tradition among folk music fans for decades.

One Refugee's Story Of Coming To America

Paul Okot vividly remembers landing at JFK airport in New York at 7 years old, after fleeing violence in southern Sudan.