Winston Churchill's mother was born in Brooklyn.
Until now, the full story of the Trapper Keeper had only been told in a marketing textbook. Here's how your favorite school supply became an icon.
Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston has signed on to play blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo. That might not be familiar to everyone, but if you like classic movies, you probably know his work.
Reader Erica writes in to ask, “If you fell into a volcano, how would you die? Would you sink and drown in the lava or get burned to death on the surface before you could go under?”
Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day! Let’s hoist the Jolly Roger, break out the rum, and look back at the holiday’s timber-shivering history.
Be warned, superhero wannabes: Squeezing into a pair of tights and grabbing the nearest cape before going out to fight for justice will more likely get you incarcerated than applauded these days.
The margins of books have always been a playground for their readers’ notes, doodles, and questions.
After realizing that there are a lot of taphophiles (cemetery and/or tombstone enthusiasts) out there, I’m finally putting my archive of interesting tombstones to good use.
Every Wednesday, I preview the 5 most interesting new comics hitting comic shops, Comixology, Kickstarter and the web that week. These aren't reviews, just brief highlights.
This week, John Green looks at 55 films that never made it to the silver screen.
Renouncing your citizenship involves a little more than just saying you’re doing it.
Twenty years ago, children born in Ethiopia were at terrible risk of dying.
With such a long reign and so many nations issuing money with her image on it, there are enough banknote portraits to construct an aging timeline for the Queen.