If you’re looking to spice up your vocabulary, Mrs. Byrne's Dictionary of Unusual, Obscure, and Preposterous Words has you covered.... READ ON
200 years to the day after Austen first published the classic novel, let's take a look at the pervasive trend of "Pride and Prejudice variation" — a name for any story that takes Austen's original novel and mashes it up with the author's own work.... READ ON
Yann Frisch is a French sleight-of-hand artist best known for a routine called Baltass (a portmanteaux of the French words for "ball" and "cup," balle and tasse), in which he elevates the old cups-and-balls trick into a serious art form.... READ ON
Writers used to instill good manners through strange, scary cautionary tales.... READ ON
Grab your tinfoil hats. It’s time to get paranoid.... READ ON
Presidential retreat Camp David is named after Dwight Eisenhower’s grandson.