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Joe Namath speaks during halftime of a New York Jets game in 2018. As quarterback, he led the Jets to a Super Bowl win in 1969. Mike Stobe/Getty Images hide caption

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He Could Go 'All The Way': Joe Namath Enters His 4th Quarter

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An Author Goes 'Spying On The South' 160 Years After Frederick Law Olmsted

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'Filth Elder' John Waters Says There Are Still 'Plenty Of Rules' Left To Break

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The banquet of a noble Roman in ancient Rome was more than a lavish social meal, it was a crucial power tool — a way of keeping your friends close and your enemies closer. Bildagentur-online/UIG via Getty Images hide caption

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From The Gridiron To Multigrid Algorithms In 'Mind And Matter'

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