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Taxi Dreams
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/taxidreams/

They are the butt of countless jokes. Even Letterman pokes fun at them. They are New York's taxi drivers and according to this site for an upcoming PBS program, 90 per cent of New York taxicab applicants are born outside the US. The official site includes biographies on some of the featured drivers and also includes a history of taxi drivers, a taxi quiz and (for those of us living outside of New York!) a 360-degree view of a cab.

One Woman Gallery
http://www.onewomangallery.com/

When they first met they were both married with children and living normal lives in England. She wanted a slice of lemon and he passed it to her. They began to talk and before long they had given up everything, families, jobs, everything, to be together. In time he started taking pictures of the love of his life and he hasn't stopped since. There are 101 photographs here, all black and white, mostly nude, photos that are certainly erotic in nature but hardly pornographic. If you're looking for the latter you can certainly find plenty of it elsewhere.

Color Contrast & Dimension in News Design
http://poynter.org/special/colorproject/index.html

A completely fascinating site that explores the effect that colors have on all of us. You don't think you are affected by colors? Try the simple Flash demonstration that allows you to change a Van Gogh painting to black and white or even blue and see first-hand how the original colors really did make you feel, as Van Gogh wanted, that the café in the painting would be a "place where one can ruin oneself, go mad or commit a crime."

Don't Tread on Me: The Rattlesnake as a Symbol of American Independence
http://www.interesting.com/stuff/gadsden/

Author Chris Whitten likes the Stars and Stripes just fine, but he likes another flag just as much. In fact he prefers the yellow "Gadsden" flag with the coiled rattlesnake. The meaning of the "Don't Tread on Me" is unmistakable, he says. The rattlesnake has a storied history in the US, as it turns out, and Whitten tells us many of the tales. And visitors can also order their very own Gadsden flag!

CNN Video Almanac
http://www.cnn.com/resources/video.almanac/

Almost since its inception on the Web, CNN has remained at the forefront of audio and visual content. Now they have collected their best video since the birth of CNN in 1980 and they now offer them on this page. The sampling covers the 1980s and 1990s, with highlights that include the Pan Am crash, Hurricane Andrew, the Simpson trial and much more.

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