November brings the premiere of The Green Book, starring Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen, about an African American pianist who hires a rough-around-edges Italian American driver for a tour of the segregated deep South. It’s a good moment to think about the real “Green Book,” a guide for black travelers from which…
Archeologists may have just discovered that the destruction of Pompeii happened at an entirely different time than they previously thought, thanks to some graffiti about somebody eating too much.
Today is National Pasta Day, and—inspired by the example of Her Majesty the pasta-banning Queen Elizabeth II —I come to you with the zeal of the newly converted to encourage you all to eat zoodles instead.
A door that locks without anyone touching it, rendering escape impossible. A large man who overpowers, beast-like. A man wears a mask of virtue that he removes behind closed doors. These striking and grotesque images could have sprung from fairy tales, but they didn’t—they’re from real testimonies by real women, over…
Today is “National Boss Day,” the most ridiculous fake holiday that exists.
In 1999, Australia held a referendum on whether to become a republic, deciding whether to chuck out Queen Elizabeth II as their technical head of state in favor of an elected official. It failed, but the country is chugging along toward another try. And I know how this koala will be voting!
Did you buy a decorative pineapple made of driftwood and galvanized metal at Cracker Barrel between June 6 and August 4? If so, you have brought danger into your home. Danger!!!
Something about this Fendi scarf is familiar, but I can’t place why. What could it be?
Good morning! Meghan Markle is pregnant. It’s official, it’s confirmed, and they’re past the three-month mark.
It’s not merely a Friday—it’s specifically a Friday in October, which means that it is pumpkin time. If you don’t have any pumpkins in or around your house, you better get some. So say these elephants, seen in this video absolutely wrecking some massive gourds.
There is nothing Hollywood loves more than working through its complex relationship to the very notion of fame. And in A Star Is Born, Hollywood tries on a theory borrowed from one of its own founding genres, the Western, rendering fame as a kind of Manifest Destiny.
The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was a massive, international media event that garnered top-tier news coverage from around the world. It was a story presumed to be of general interest. The wedding of Harry’s cousin, Princess Eugenie, is a little different.
The folks at AbeBooks put have together a fascinating Flickr album of vintage propaganda posters specifically related to food. It might look like a great source of images for ironic kitchen decor, but it’s really a fascinating and sometimes unsettling chronicle of how various governments tried to influence public…
Just in time for Halloween, the home of John Proctor—who was hanged after being convicted during the infamous Salem Witch Trials, and became the protagonist of The Crucible—is up for sale.
Vudu, the streaming service owned by Walmart, is turning the 1983 comedy Mr. Mom into a digital series. Sorry, I have to go climb all the way inside a diaper pail and close the lid for a quick moment to center myself; I’ll be right back.
As part of a big restructuring today at Hearst, the company quietly announced that after January 2019, Redbook will become an “online-only destination.” This brings the number of original “seven sisters” women’s service magazines still appearing in print down to four.
More than two centuries ago, a teenaged boy, presumably very bored, doodled a chicken wearing pants in his math notebook. Sometimes the past feels so real you could almost reach out and touch it, or perhaps throw a crumbled paper ball at it behind the teacher’s back.
Bulgarian authorities say that the rape and murder of journalist Viktoria Marinova don’t appear to be related to her work, despite international concerns about rising dangers for reporters working to uncover corruption.
Guests at the royal wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank will be asked to hand their phones over before entering. Also, don’t bring a gift. Why you would bring a gift to an 850-person party in the first place, I don’t know.
A big Hollywood project about the downfall of Roger Ailes—with a cast that includes Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron, John Lithgow, Kate McKinnon, and Margot Robbie has been dropped by its studio, Annapurna Pictures, just before production was set to start.