The 1900 Olympics featured a live pigeon shooting event. The winner bagged 21 pigeons.
In honor of today's post on the Elliott Smith documentary Strange Parallel, here's a collection of Elliot Smith playing some of his best songs. Smith died on October 21, 2003, at age 34.
I'm a little shocked that I've gone so many years being an Elliott Smith fan, and living in Portland (where it is contractually obligated that you be an Elliott Smith fan), but had never hea
I don't watch soap operas these days, but every now and then I hear about a particularly strange event in Salem or Port Charles.
After Michael Jackson passed away, his family decided to bury him inside Forest Lawn Memorial Park, a private, gated cemetery where many musicians, actors, and other celebrities are buried.
For those of you whose thirst wasn't quenched with the last Dietribes, here's another round of water facts for you to paddle, wade, swim or float through:
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A fan of Randall Munroe's brilliant webcomic xkcd?
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In this age of the Internet, devout fans often refer to multi-word titles of albums, films, and TV shows by their abbreviations.
You can get a taste for what it was like to live through historical moments by watching converted film footage, news reports, historic speeches, sports coverage, and even famous musical performances w
One year ago today, Barack Obama was elected President of the United States. If you thought last year's campaign was dirty, Joseph Cummins, author of Anything for a Vote, has a story for you.
Ben & Jerry's Bagels? Sonic Steakhouse? Be glad that some of our favorite quick-service places evolved into what they are today.
The other night my parents were having a discussion about the origins of the name of Fordhook lima beans—apparently their empty-nest existence is not quite as thrilling as I'd suspected
A couple weeks ago, I wrote about WolfgangsVault.com and promised you a chance to win a couple free downloads.
Today I bring you a new "web series about dressing like a grownup" presented by Jesse Thorn of The Sound of Young America (a public radio show that's generally awesome) and Adam Lisagor
Long before our modern industries developed the cleaning products, industrial solvents, and drugs that can kill when misused, people used simple plants to murder each other.
Local elections are being held in many areas in the country today. If you care about your community, do yourself and your neighbors a favor and get out there and vote.