Ever wondered how they clean dirty, dusty library books? It’s this whimsical practical mini car wash, apparently. At least in Boston.
Modern-day Manhattan has a distinct soundscape, a din of car horns and sirens and overheard cell-phone conversations and trash trucks. Once upon a time, however, the dull roar was dominated by frogs, at least at night: “They frequently make such a noise that it is difficult for a person to make himself heard,” wrote…
You’ve seen the viral promposals, and you know about the ever-climbing price tag. But it seems that increasingly, a defining feature of the prom is a whole shitload of rules—especially when it comes to the dresses.
After a long country idyll, Will and Kate and kiddos are returning to London. But first they want more room in Kensington Palace, and accommodating them means putting a two-story basement under the Orangery. (You know—where you keep the oranges.) Problem is, mega-basements are a very touchy subject in the tonier parts…
Disney has just announced a release date for the sequel to Frozen: November 27, 2019.
Wanna feel old? No? Well, tough shit, because somebody’s working on a Madonna biopic.
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.