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Music History #23: "The Late Great Johnny Ace"

Bill DeMain

16 Amazing Stories About Trees

the mag

In honor of Arbor Day, we bring you lifesaving wood, the truth about cork, and a refuge for swamped spiders.

Pop Song Titles are Losing the Love

Arika Okrent

Love. It's the drug, and a battlefield, and a many splendored thing. It takes time, it will lead you back, and it don't cost a thing.

How Not to Blow Up Your Computer (in 1993)

Chris Higgins

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

8 Rare Books That Cost a Fortune

Danny Gallagher

Digital advancements such as the Internet, e-book readers and even your phone may have put a crimp in the sales of traditional book publishers, but they haven't been able to slow down the rare bo

Brain Game: How Do You Like Your Eggs?

Sandy Wood

How Does a Plastic Bag Fix a Buggy Credit Card?

Matt Soniak

Reader Amanda writes, “I was a cashier for a few years and when the register wouldn’t read a credit card, we would wrap the card in a plastic bag and run it through again and it would work.

Trailer Thursdays: McConaughey Drawls, Wahlberg Brawls, the <em>Wedding</em> Appalls

Stacy Conradt

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 98

Mark Arminio

20 Beautiful and Strange Bicycle Designs

Virginia C McGuire

It’s spring, and you should go outside. Why not go for a bike ride and turn some heads?

Technology Reveals Recording of Alexander Graham Bell's Voice

Caisey Robertson

Though he invented the telephone, nobody knew what Alexander Graham Bell’s voice sounded like outside of his immediate associations.

The Missing Links: Awfully Odd Anti-Drug PSAs

Colin Patrick

Fatal Attraction: 7 Terrifying Beauty Practices from History

Therese Oneill

Here are seven primitive beauty practices that are almost as scary as modern ones.

100 History-Making Cameras on One Poster

Kaitlyn Boettcher

To celebrate photography or, more accurately, the devices that make it possible, Pop Chart Lab has designed a stunning new poster that tracks the history of the camera from 1888 to today.