John Adams drank a tankard of hard cider each day and had the occasional beer for breakfast.
Reader Adam from Fairfax, Virginia, wrote in to ask, "How did the US states get their names?" This week, we're tackling the origins and meaning of the names 10 states at a time.
Salem Village sent a request to Britain for permission to incorporate as a town, but it was returned with the rejecting message “The King Unwilling.” In 1757, the determined residents ignored His Maje
Everyone's favorite kids' show is embracing new media: Sesame Street has a Tumblr.
Colors affect us. No question there, right?
The gestation period for a killer whale is 17 months.
Five-by-Five puzzles aren't difficult, they're just an exercise for the noggin. Enjoy! Place the following words and names into a 5 × 5 grid so that they link together.
A secret corps of government photographers and filmmakers documented US nuclear testing in the 40s and 50s.
The Dutch painter Jan van der Heyden (1637-1712) left a lasting mark not only on the world of art, but on the world of firefighting as well.
Please excuse this moment of shameless self-promotion, but my new novel became available today in the Kindle store and is presently at number 10,091...
College students have been forming a cappella groups since at least the late 1800s, with the Rensselyrics of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute being the oldest known group.
This week, fresh off her domination of the MTV Video Music Awards, Lady Gaga will be performing two shows at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
When Roger Ebert hates a film, he really doesn’t mince words about it. Here are 10 films he absolutely loathed (including a couple of surprises) and his dry assessments of their value.
In the short few years that book trailers have existed as a Thing People Know About, publisher Quirk Books has reigned more or less supreme, starting with their trailer for Sense and Sensibility and S