Skin lightening creams are exhibited on a shelve while a holds one cream in her hand.

Fair & Lovely cream gets a makeover in India, but will it change prejudice?

In India, marketing campaigns for skin whitening products emphasize light skin as a positive quality. The products have been endorsed by leading Bollywood celebrities, as well as other youth icons.

The West Virginia State Capitol building in Charleston sits on the Kanawha River, which is fed in part by the Elk River — the main water supply for nearly 300,000 of the state's residents.

Documentary uncovers contaminated truths behind water crisis in West Virginia, other locations


The Aristocrats

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A Forgotten Form of Street Art

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Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

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Five Things You Had To See Online This Week

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The Wolfpack brothers do insanely good impressions of Batman and Joker to win the internet this week. Plus: little girl does a mean Aretha Franklin and robots fall down a lot. 

Where Killers Are Heroes

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“We killed happily,” a former Indonesian death-squad leader says as he re-enacts a murder in the astonishing documentary “The Act of Killing.”

When Forgery Isn’t a Crime

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One of the world’s most prolific art forgers got caught. But he’ll never be prosecuted, because he donated all his fakes. 

American Icons: "Shaft"

American Icons: Shaft

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The movie that changed the face of American action by creating a new kind of black male lead, and kickstarting Blaxploitation.

George Carlin’s “Class Clown”

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A look back at George Carlin’s 1972 landmark album with Marc Maron and Carlin’s manager, Jerry Hamza.