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10 American Movies That Won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival

Rudie Obias

The 66th annual Cannes Film Festival is in full swing. Although Cannes is an international film festival, flicks from the United States often win the festival’s grand prize.

The Missing Links: The Amazing Surfing Dog

Colin Patrick

Tips for Keeping your Tenement Tidy (in 1911)

Arika Okrent

Mabel Hyde Kittredge, activist and founder of the hot lunch program for public schools in New York, was the Martha Stewart of tenement living.

T-Shirt Tuesday: Gatsby Liquors

Erin McCarthy

5 Legendary Art Trials

the mag Clay Wirestone

Taking masterpieces to court is a tradition as old as the legal system. So is letting them off the hook.

12 Things We've Enhanced With Caffeine

Amanda Green

What's the buzz? Caffeine's now available in just about everything.

Why Is There So Much Poop in Swimming Pools?

The Week

Who would've guessed Caddyshack would prove so prophetic?

The Cocktail Chart: The Signature Drinks of Fictional Icons

Maureen Monahan

Want to drink like your favorite character? Now you can. Pop Chart Lab has created this handy chart brimming with recipes for the signature drinks of several unforgettable characters.

David Foster Wallace's Advice for Graduates

Chris Higgins

World War I Centennial: Conrad Urges War Against Serbia

Erik Sass

Rest in Pieces: 10 Transportation Graveyards

Andrew Moseman

Where the vehicles that one took people from Point A to Point B go to die.

12 Unusual Measurements for International Metrology Day

Arallyn Primm

Every year since the centennial of the Metre Convention, May 20 has been celebrated as International Metrology Day.

For Years, Ken Butcher Was the Sole Employee of the U.S. Metric Program

Carrie Swiggum

Almost 40 years after the 1975 Metric Conversion Act, the head of the U.S. Metric Program explains why change is hard.

The Missing Links: In Defense of Spam

Colin Patrick

20 Artistic Takes on Disney Princesses

Jill Harness

Fans of Brave's heroine, Merida, have been up in arms the last week over a Disney redesign that left the princess looking skinnier, sexier, and more in line with the rest of the company’s anima