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Hear James Joyce Read From <em>Ulysses</em> and <em>Finnegans Wake</em>

Lucas Reilly

Sylvia Beach convinced the author to record passages of his most famous books.

The Treadmill Originated in Prisons

the mag

Exercising on a treadmill often feels like torture, and that’s not exactly a coincidence.

The Time Ben Franklin and John Adams Shared a Bed

Matt Soniak

Even founding fathers had to bunk with one another on occasion.

80 Years Ago Today: Goodbye Prohibition!

Miss Cellania

It was 80 years ago today that the Twenty-first Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, repealing the earlier Amendment that declared the manufacture, sale, and transport of alcohol illegal in the

3 Little Pigs and Their Military Service

Miss Cellania

Toys, Trampling and Tragedy: The Victoria Hall Disaster

Matt Soniak

If this year’s Black Friday is like any other, too many people will crowd into stores and trample over each other to get a deal on some Christmas presents.

No, Ben Franklin Didn’t Want a Turkey on the Great Seal

Matt Soniak

The Bloody Benders, America's First Serial Killers

Miss Cellania

A Brief History of Sick People Tampering With Halloween Candy

Ethan Trex

When kids start wolfing down their Halloween treats, there’s always one grim specter lurking in the back of parents' minds: what if some madman had filled their candy with poison, razor blades, n

Rosalind Franklin and the Search for DNA

Miss Cellania

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