Life On The Edge With Jimmy Chin

August 9, 2018

Conrad Anker, Bugaboos, British Columbia, Canada. When someone talks about Jimmy Chin hanging around, it’s usually in reference to him on some dizzying cliff, camera in hand. And that’s exactly where the Jackson Hole, Wyoming-based photographer, filmmaker and mountain sports athlete wants to be. At the dawn of the 21st century, his ability to capture extraordinary imagery while climbing and skiing in extremely high-risk environments came to the attention of…

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Here’s how clowns became so terrifying in modern American culture

July 16, 2018

Brooke Palmer/Warner Bros. Clowns weren’t always the terrifying subjects of many horror movies, but the American idea of clowns as happy is not historically true either. They were complicated and often subversive figures, tracing back to the theatrical characters of 16th century Italy.  Well into the 20th century, clowns weren’t evil or terrifying, but they weren’t simply good or happy either. Bozo the Clown and Ronald McDonald appeared on TV in the 50s and 60s,…

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The wildest legends and conspiracies a surprising number of Americans believe in

July 7, 2018

SipaPhoto/Shutterstock MSN surveyed Americans on whether or not they believe certain conspiracy theories and urban legends. While some demographics had average opinions, others came with intriguing thoughts. The result with the most “Yes” answers across demographics was in response to the question, “Are there things that happen on Earth that can’t be explained by science?” 36% of Americans believe that the US is “probably” hiding UFOs. 41.5% of women ages 18…

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