Joined: Jun 3, 2013
Meg Boeni is currently studying journalism and Spanish at Boston University. Her interests include theatre, archaeology, folk music, kayaking, American history, and hidden puns. She hails from the small but mighty Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, also known as the mushroom capital of the world.
21 Fab Facts About The Beatles
The Soundtrack of Summer 1963
Pop-Tarts Turn 50
11 Famous Mermaids and their Creators
The stories behind sirens by Hans Christian Andersen and Howard Pyle, Joyce Ballantyne’s scandalous April Fool’s Day magazine cover, and even the not-so-seductive fishwoman of the Starbucks logo.
Listen to the Lost Voice of Rudolph Valentino
Though he was only 31 when he died, the Italian-born first sex symbol of the silver screen acted in and produced over 40 films.
The Bizarre Art of Binding Books in Human Skin
The story of one Civil War-era doctor’s quest to honor the memory of his patients. Flowers are overrated, anyway.
The Periodic Table of The Muppets
Finally—a way to map out a family that includes a frog, a pig, a beatnik, an alien, three near-identical chickens, and a "whatever."
Mouthing Off: The Art of Prairie Home Companion's Fred Newman
Fred Newman, who creates sound effects for the radio show A Prairie Home Companion, has been called a mimic, an actor, and a saboteur of modern communication.
11 Dating Tips from Ovid’s Ars Amatoria
Long before the days of Match.com and Facebook stalking, the ancient Romans had their own guide to dating.