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Rolling Stone magazine sales double after controversial 'Boston Bomber' cover

Rolling Stone magazine saw sales of its controversial 'Boston Bomber' edition double despite calls from retailers and readers to boycott the publication. Figures released by the Magazine Information Network show sales jumped by 102 per cent over average per issue sales in the past year.

911 Magazine Covers

The tenth anniversary of 9/11 has brought a flurry of magazine covers commemorating the tragic events of that day. Some are choosing to mark the t...

Martin Luther King - 'I Have a Dream' (pt 1/2)

Benjamin Zephaniah provides commentary on Martin Luther King's famous 'I Have a Dream' speech (1963).

Putting Obama's speech on race in historical context

Historian Douglas Brinkley puts Obama's speech on race in context. More from CNN at

Why Obama Spoke About Trayvon Martin

President Obama delivered an impromptu, instantly historic soliloquy on race today at the White House press conference, occasioned by the acquittal in the George Zimmerman trial. Obama has rarely spoken about race directly since taking office, but here was the unprecedented spectacle of an African-American president essentially explaining structural racism to America.

10 Sites Renamed For The Reasons Why We Visit Them

Because shouldn't Facebook really be called Facebrag? Written by Paul Gale .