When Jewish cemeteries were desecrated recently, it was Muslims — not President Donald Trump — who first deplored these acts. They also raised tens of thousands of dollars to repair them. And we have more surprises for you.
In honor of Martin Luther King Day, WhoWhatWhy presents — through a fascinating collection of pictures — a brief history of American racism, a look at the kind of hatred, atrocities, and soul-searing humiliation that spurred King into action.
All across America, Muslims have not only condemned what Omar Mateen did — they have openly expressed support for the gay community.
Insightful, funny, and surprising quotations on the subject of skepticism, by some of the wittiest people who ever lived. We ran this collection before — and we will probably run it again. We don’t think you can ever get enough of this kind of thing. (Ran originally on February 13, 2014.)
For Memorial Day, we present paintings and other works of art from the last two centuries that express the horrors of war. (First published May 26, 2014)
In honor of Martin Luther King Day, WhoWhatWhy presents — through a fascinating collection of pictures — a brief history of American racism, a look at the kind of hatred, atrocities, and soul-searing humiliation that spurred King into action. Rather than the stuff of dreams, much of it was a living nightmare. We first published this piece in 2015, but it remains more relevant than ever — because we seem to be going backwards. We want you to see, with your own eyes, just how ugly it can get.
Scatter fairy dust with one-of-a-kind gifts that change lives: a job resumé secretly created with the help of a head-hunter; one lesson — guitar, surfing, photography, whatever — with a real pro; spooky gadgets from the Spy Store; toys for regressing adults, and more!
A weapon of mass destruction (WMD) is defined as one that can cause indiscriminate death or injury on a large scale. One of the weapons the American military used in Iraq fits that definition — only it was a much more insidious substance, quiet, slow-acting, and persistent: radioactive dust from depleted uranium. Among its victims are the thousands of American soldiers coming home from Iraq.
If you have secrets — whether they are deep and dark, or downright tacky — then you may be surprised, entertained, and comforted by this collection of insights from people who, if still living, have a lot to hide themselves.
In honor of Memorial Day, we present works of art depicting scenes from various American wars of the last two centuries.
Groups of Muslims protecting Jews, Christians protecting Muslims, Jews protecting Muslims, Muslims protecting Christians. People of one religion forming a protective barrier around people of another religion—who happen to be a traditional enemy. You’d think this would evoke universal wonder and delight. Not Quite.