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The Missing Links: Swimming With Sharks

Colin Patrick

How Irish Whiskey Made a Comeback (Plus Five to Try)

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Irish whiskey almost died in the 1970s. To survive, it needed a little luck.

Really Harsh Early Reviews of 20 Classic 20th-Century Novels

Sean Hutchinson

While these books are adored with the benefit of time and hindsight, they weren't universally loved when they were first published.

How the Richmond Flying Squirrels Got Their Name

Hannah Keyser

Through Opening Day, we'll be looking at the stories behind the greatest team names in Minor League Baseball.

A Brief History of the Industrial Musical

Jamie Frevele

Post-WWII, behind closed doors in the United States' bustling businesses, a peculiar bit of showbiz was born: the industrial musical.

Morning Cup of Links: The Greening of the River

Miss Cellania

Ballad of a WiFi Hero

Chris Higgins

An animated adaptation of "In Which I Fix My Girlfriend's Grandparents' WiFi and Am Hailed as a Conquering Hero."

7 Artifacts (Supposedly) Connected to St. Patrick

Mark Mancini

Here are seven objects linked—in one way or another—to the life and ministry of Ireland’s Patron Saint.

What’s the Point of Decorative Patterns on Mattresses?

Kara Kovalchik

When you get home, you cover those fancy patterns up with a sheet. But those graphics are there to catch your eye in the showroom, not at home.

The Drinking Game: An Alcohol History Quiz

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When you pour yourself a drink this St. Patrick's Day, how much do you know about what’s in your glass? We're about to find out.

5 Questions: Shades of Green

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Weekend Links: One Minute on Earth

Roma Panganiban

How Rain Helped the Mongols Conquer Asia

Matt Soniak The Week

Tree rings have many stories to tell

The Closing Moment of Every Best Picture Winner

Chris Higgins

They're presented in reverse order, so you can quiz yourself as you go along.

World War I Centennial: A Spectacular Murder Rocks France

Erik Sass

We're covering the events that led to WWI exactly 100 years later.