The employees of NASA seem to spend a not-insignificant amount of their time debunking misconceptions ranging from minor to downright bananas. Today—on the occasion of our Great American Solar Eclipse 2017 Bonanza—is a big day for them.
Browsing a blockbuster museum exhibit featuring beautiful items of clothing from decades and even centuries past, it’s easy to see them as pieces of art, like a painting. But of course, they were once worn, nestled intimately against a body that’s now gone. Which may give you the faint feeling of a rabbit run over…
Tulip Fever, a costume drama about an adulterous romance amid the 17th century Dutch mania for the bulbs, is due out over Labor Day. But are the current trailers TOO SEXY for TV?
As part of eclipse preparations all along the path of the upcoming solar eclipse, the South Carolina Emergency Management Division recently reminded citizens to be ever vigilant to the possibility of sightings of the Lizard Man, in the event the Lizard Man or Men are more active during cosmic events such as planetary…
The solar eclipse is coming! And with it, hordes of people descending upon small towns that lie within its path. That means frantic, cataclysm-level prep as though for the apocalypse itself which, frankly, considering the way things are going lately, is probably for the best.
It seems impossible given the utter culinary dominance of yogurt, which currently appears in everything from popsicles to baby food, but once upon a time, Dannon was pleading with America to just give it a try and promising it was super fun it eat.
It was a slave who first taught Jack Daniel how to make whiskey, and Fawn Weaver is making sure his company as it exists today honors that debt.
Jon Snow makes a fair number of dumb decisions. One of them: Not wearing a hat, or any sort of head covering, not even a nice fur-lined hood, when his entire family schtick is wandering around gloomily informing people that winter is both coming and also here. But it turns out this one’s not entirely his fault!
In 1983, the BBC drew attention to the growing and serious problem of computer fraud by discussing the movie War Games and also a bunch of teenagers who broke into Pepsi to send a bunch of syrup clear across Canada.
Netflix has dropped a trailer for Season 2 of The Crown, due out in December. And as the show’s events race toward the 1960s, it’s impossible to watch the trailer without thinking: Dammit, why didn’t they just make this show about Princess Margaret?
An Arizona antiques museum is shutting down, and the owner is selling more than 30,000 pieces from its extensive holdings. Anybody in the market for an early wooden telephone? World War II-era radio? Reel-to-reel tape recorders? Oh, I know—a stunning gramophone?
Oprah is teaming up with Kraft Heinz to create “her own line of refrigerated soups and side dishes.” It’s called O, That’s Good! That’s good, all right.
Take care when picking up pretty little baubles spotted while taking a stroll: One German woman recently came upon what she thought was a chunk of amber, only to discover—after she’d put it in her pocket—that it was in fact a piece of flammable phosphorus left over from the Second World War.
Barbara Cook, who originated the role of Marian the Librarian in The Music Man on Broadway and after a tumultuous career eventually became one of America’s best-known and most beloved cabaret singers, has died at 89. Her catalog is incredible.
It’s been the “Summer of Hell” for New Yorkers just trying to get around the damn city as every element of our public transportation system seemingly breaks down simultaneously. Maybe it’s some small comfort to know there’s historical resonance in our distress, specifically with London’s 1858 “Great Stink,” when a…
Fiona, the incredibly adorable baby hippo who inspires us all so much every day, is further expanding her platform in the form of a book written for elementary-school kids.
The producers of Poldark are taking a shot at an adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, drawing out the tale’s “darker tones.”
It’s been a couple of years since the last round of Jack the Ripper speculation. Which means of course that we are due for some sensational, earth-shattering new evidence in this coldest of cold cases.
The Night’s Watch, true to their backstory as a borderline forgotten and perpetually underfunded Westerosi institution, are actually literally running around wearing beat-to-shit Ikea rugs.