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Stressed Out Over the Election? There’s a (Meditation) App For That.

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Mad Magazine, Prague and the Kabbalah are among the many influences for artist Mark Podwal, whose work is on display at the Museum at Eldridge Street.

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The U.S. National Archives has a brand new GIF channel. Bugs Bunny and Albert Einstein are among some of our favorites from the collection.

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