Coming this fall to New York City: A ripped, naked George Washington.
For years archeologists have been hunting for a royal tomb somewhere in the ancient Mexican city of Teotihuacán. This year they thought they were close, but it seems they’ve struck out. This is disappointing not only because it would have been an awesome archeological discovery, but also because the lead archeologist…
Canada’s saga of syrup stolen from its maple syrup reserve has concluded with stiff penalties for an accused perpetrator who pled guilty: Avik Caron has been sentenced five years in the slammer and to pay $1.2 million for his part in the caper. Let that be a lesson to anyone considering meddling with our Northern…
“Absconded from the household of the President of the United States on Saturday afternoon, ONEY JUDGE,” read the advertisement in Claypoole’s American Daily Advertiser on May 24, 1796. Decades later, she would reappear in abolitionist newspapers the Granite Freeman and the Liberator to tell her own story of her…
The gloriously raunchy Versailles returns soon to BBC Two (and, eventually, American televisions via Ovation). Here is a trailer featuring Louis XIV chiding his greedy, murderous courtiers.
A passel of ~***influencers***~ have received chiding letters from the FTC, reminding them that they are supposed to keep things on the up and up when promoting weird crap nobody needs on social media.
Oh my God, this watch is so rude!
Almost every letter from the Titanic probably arrived coated in a fine layer of irony; however, nothing quite matches the ones where somebody describes their fine surroundings and says that everybody misses you and was so sorry you couldn’t come.
Of course you are, who isn’t?
One of the people taking over for the TCM hosting duties of dearly departed, widely beloved host Robert Osborne will be Alec Baldwin. I guess it would have been hard to find anybody with Osborne’s ability to project amiability even if you were tuning in at 3 a.m. due to insomnia.
A Wichita State University professor is confident he’s found an enormous Native American settlement reportedly encountered by the Spaniards 400 years ago but often viewed with skepticism by historians since.
Here is a break with the British monarchy’s stiff-upper-lip tradition, in the name of destigmatizating mental health struggles: Prince Harry has given an interview about his long-running emotional struggles in the wake of his mother’s very public death, culminating in finally getting some help in his late 20s.
Here is a very, very good rumor: That the Trump White House is insisting on a golden carriage ride during President Store-Brand Artificially Flavored Orange Popsicle’s state visit to London.
A 70-year-old aristocrat is “interviewing hard” for young women willing to maintain his ancient homes and—presumably—churn out an heir or two. Catch is, he’s a baronet, which is practically the bottom rung of the British nobility. Darling, no matter how appealing a 15th century manor house where Chaucer wrote part of …
Obviously, black-and-white photographs of old-fashioned Halloween costumes are creepy. Retro Christmas can get a bit skin-crawling, too, and there’s nothing worse than the early days of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. But Easter—surely Easter is nothing but fluffy bunnies and happy candy consumption, right?
See any witches zipping around last night? If so, that’s because it was Maundy Thursday, and apparently Swedish Easter traditions bear more than a passing resemblance to American Halloween.
The first ensemble photo of the awkward new Great British Bake Off cast is here. This is really happening, huh?
If Prince Charles would like to add another title to his impressive pile, perhaps he would consider accepting the billing of “Prince of Transylvania.”