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Peace in the News

Lorrie at Clueless in Carolina recently found a newspaper in her mother’s home announcing the news that World War II had ended. Besides news, it contained sponsored ads celebrating VJ Day. You could almost feel the joy and relief wafting off of the page. Holding the newspaper made me feel happy, as if the happiness of [...]

The Origins of All 30 NBA Team Names

The Hornets were supposed to be the Spirit, while the Grizzlies were almost named the Mounties. Why is a team in Los Angeles nicknamed the Lakers, and what’s a team called the Jazz doing in Utah? As the NBA season tips off tonight, here’s the story behind the nicknames of all 30 teams. Atlanta Hawks In [...]