The Disappearance of the Middle Child in America

In the ’70s, the most common family unit in America featured four children, according to a Pew Research Center study from 1976. At that time, only 24% of mothers between the ages of 40 and 44 had birthed just two children. Today, however, the default family size across America has shrunk to two children per unit. The Cut attributes this many things, including the fact …

Nina Simone’s Childhood Home Saved and Made National Treasure

Beloved singer, pianist and activist Nina Simone grew up in a small house in Tryon, North Carolina—and over the years it’s been bought and sold several times, with some owners investing in its restoration. But recently the home was falling into disrepair, until last year several artists—Ellen Gallagher, Rashid Johnson, Julie Mehretu and Adam Pendleton—joined forces and bought it for $95K in order to save …

Mini T-Rex Unearthed in Montana

Students at the University of Kansas have unearthed a dinosaur pelvis, segments of a jaw, teeth and skull in Montana that’s accompanied by “a long-simmering controversy in paleontology.” While some scientists believe the bones belong to a juvenile T-Rex (of approximately six-eight years old), some think it’s a different kind of dinosaur: the T-Rex-like Nanotyrannus, which is a dubious genus. The contention surrounding the dinosaur …

Best of CH 2017: Travel

From Bali to Switzerland, Australia and the USA, some of our favorite destinations this year

Whether exploring a nearby neighborhood or a nation, there’s nothing that satisfies a curious mind quite like travel. This year—like every year—CH full-time staff and contributors from all over the world have experienced adventures of all kinds, all over the globe. With articles focusing on hotels, bars, art and more, our travel section is overflowing with inspiration for your next trip. From must-sees to obscure …

Mapping Music Americans Like

Created by the New York Times and YouTube’s geo-coded streaming data, a series of fascinating maps tell the story of each US state’s taste in music. The popular music artists featured are everybody from Rihanna to Lil Uzi, Metallica, Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga. While some results might be easy to guess, it’s certainly interesting to trace who (and how much) people are listening to—for …