World War I Centennial: The Haldane Mission

Erik Sass

Installment #5: With tensions mounting in Europe, the British government tried to head off an arms race with Germany through diplomacy – specifically, a proposal which would limit the number of ships

10 Videos Spanning the Career of Whitney Houston

Kathy Benjamin

Vocal legend Whitney Houston died yesterday at the Beverly Hilton. She was 48. Here are ten videos that encompass her

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Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing all week, here's what you

In the 1930s, a Mono-Named Mannequin Took New York by Storm

Stacy Conradt

Forget Ginger Rogers and Joan Crawford. The most sought-after celebrity of the late-1930s was a mono-named socialite called Cynthia.

Weekend Links: What Would Bars Be Like With Gender Roles Reversed?

Allison Keene

Inspired by the band Air providing a new soundtrack for the classic silent film "La Voyage Dans La Lune," here are some other suggestions (with previews of each!) for bands who should redo s

Weekend Links: Literal Interpretations of Music Videos

Allison Keene

From the Department of What If?

Rendez-Vous 87: The NHL All-Stars, the Soviet National Team, and the Super Bowl of Hockey

Scott Allen

Image courtesy of Twenty-five years ago this weekend, a team of NHL All-Stars faced off against the Soviet National Team in a pair of exhibition games in Quebec City.

11 Notes on Alfred W. Lawson, Founder of the Weirdest University Ever

Maggie Ryan Sandford

Many noble Americans have founded universities, but Alfred W. Lawson's school was devoted entirely to the study of his own questionable teachings.

11 Actors Who Have Played The Doctor

Calli Arcale

There have been many actors who have portrayed the Doctor in various settings, but eleven have been the official Doctors. We'll look at all of them here. 1. William

The Late Movies: 11 Animals Celebrating Their Birthdays in Style

Jill Harness

Remember the excitement and joy you felt as a child when your annual birthday celebration finally rolled around?

11 Ill-Conceived TV Spinoffs That Almost Happened

Kara Kovalchik

Here are 11 spinoff ideas that barely made it past the drawing board.

11 Brilliant Lifehacks

David K. Israel

A lifehack is a secret way to make your life easier, or better, without great expense.

11 Little-Known Facts About Frank Sinatra

Bill DeMain

1. Traumatic Birth Born on December 12, 1915, in a Hoboken, New Jersey, apartment, Francis Albert Sinatra was blue and not breathing when he was yanked out of his mother with forceps.

What's the Strangest Place You've Been on a Date?

Jason English

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.

11 Bits of Wisdom From Alfred Hitchcock

Colin Patrick

With a career catalog jam-packed with classics like Vertigo, Psycho, North by Northwest, The 39 Steps and dozens of others, Alfred Hitchcock is one of the most celebrated and revered film directors of