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News and Politics

10 Anti-Gay Politicians Revealed to Have Been in the Closet All the Time

9. Bruce Barclay When Bruce Barclay was elected chairman of the Cumberland County, Pennsylvania commissioners, the Republican appeared to be a dyed-in-the-wool conservative with old-fashioned values. His assertion that homosexuality was “a sin of nature,” then, came as no surprise and seemed to be a strong confirmation of his hard-right religious stance.

By William David Wilson
Image: The Sydney Justice and Police Museum

These Vintage Mugshots of Australian Career Criminals Will Chill Your Bones

The revealing images aren’t supported by documentation, so very little, unfortunately, is known about the criminals’ lives. Sydney’s Justice & Police Museum, however, has delved into court and police records; among its discoveries is that Sidney Kelly, pictured here, was “a pioneer of illegal baccarat gaming.”

By Danny Riley
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Art and Design

20 of The Most Creative Bookcases You’ve Ever Seen

Just when you thought there were no more ways to express your patriotism, along comes architect Andrei Saltykov. His U.S. map shelf doesn’t just hold books but also doubles up as a learning tool for his five-year-old daughter, Gina, thanks to the 600 LEDs that mark the country’s main cities.

By Chris Wharfe