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Before the Twin Cities preview screening of First Man, a University of Minnesota professor was invited to speak for a few minutes. NASA, h..
If Lizzie feels particularly poignant in the wake of the 2016 election, it’s not because it’s newly relevant: it’s because it feels freshl..
Everyone says “humbling” these days when they actually mean “flattering.” If you want to genuinely talk about “humbling,” think about how,..