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Taylor Swift’s re-recorded Love Story outperforms original

Just before Valentine’s Day, Taylor Swift released her first re-recording, “Love Story (Taylor’s Version).” It was downloaded 10,000 times in 24 hours and had millions of on-demand streams. This new version is part of a bigger plan that Swift has…

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How photography tells the story of black soldiers in the Civil War

Deborah Willis’ new book features more than 70 photos of African American soldiers who fought in the Civil War. The rare images show the soldiers in uniform. Some are black nurses or cooks. Photography was expensive during this time. Staged…

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In rare outcome, no new class of players added to MLB’s Hall of Fame

For the first time since 1960, no new class of baseball players added to the Hall of Fame. There were 25 players on the 2021 ballot, but none of them got the 75 percent of the votes needed. Last year’s…

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Weather disasters cost US about $95 billion in 2020

Weather and climate disasters have a devastating—and pricey—tole. In 2020, there were 22 billion-dollar weather disasters in the U.S. This is a record number. The most damage came from the seven billion-dollar tropical cyclones. They created over $40 billion in…

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