At points in the 1990s, 50% of all CDs being produced worldwide were for AOL.
Germans obsessively listing all their possessions for hundreds of years may sound like the set-up for a joke.
This month marks the anniversary of an amazing act of nonviolent protest by a man whose name we still don’t know.
In the opening chapter of his book, On the Shoulders of Giants: My Journey Through the Harlem Renaissance, NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar recounts the time a reporter asked him what profession he woul
The same week I enjoyed Ransom's beautiful book trailer, I heard about the Moby Awards -- which, in addition to recognizing great book trailers, points out awful book trailers.
BlöödHag is a death metal band from Seattle who perform, among other places, in libraries.
I've already posted a few works of amazingly realistic art, but since many of you seem to enjoy the medium, I figured you might enjoy a few more seen in this new WebUrbanist
Take that, color wheel! Pantone recently added 175 new entries to its already robust color system – bringing the total number of hues to 2,100.
I've been thinking about and working on various aspects of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children for so long that it feels like the book came out a long time ago -- but it was only yes
Please read the instructions to today's Wednesday Wordplay carefully so you don't spin your wheels trying to come up with answers.
What Are Little Boys Made Of? A case study made famous in the world of anti-homosexual therapy had a real boy and an entirely more complicated story behind it.
When Janis Joplin died of a heroin overdose on October 4, 1970, she left behind a will that included an offbeat stipulation: $2,500 to fund a hard-partying wake in her memory.
The quadruple-double is one of basketball’s most elusive feats.
People love a good mystery, and few things are more mysterious than a long-unsolved code. Here are the stories of four ciphers and codes we've been unable to crack.
1. The Shugborough
In this science video from NPR, Robert Krulwich (of Radiolab fame) describes an experiment in which scientists demonstrated that ants were somehow counting their steps.