Before he wrote Jaws, Peter Benchley was a speechwriter for LBJ.
Be warned, superhero wannabes: Squeezing into a pair of tights and grabbing the nearest cape before going out to fight for justice will more likely get you incarcerated than applauded these days.
The margins of books have always been a playground for their readers’ notes, doodles, and questions.
After realizing that there are a lot of taphophiles (cemetery and/or tombstone enthusiasts) out there, I’m finally putting my archive of interesting tombstones to good use.
Every Wednesday, I preview the 5 most interesting new comics hitting comic shops, Comixology, Kickstarter and the web that week. These aren't reviews, just brief highlights.
This week, John Green looks at 55 films that never made it to the silver screen.
Renouncing your citizenship involves a little more than just saying you’re doing it.
Twenty years ago, children born in Ethiopia were at terrible risk of dying.
With such a long reign and so many nations issuing money with her image on it, there are enough banknote portraits to construct an aging timeline for the Queen.
Not getting any bars on your phone? That doesn’t mean you can’t communicate with faraway friends.
Before the technological revolution and the modern ease of instant communication, news of an armistice didn’t always travel as quickly as needed.
September is National Bourbon Heritage Month, a celebration of America’s “native spirit.” Here’s a few things to catch you up to speed.