Looking at your holiday shopping list and scratching your head? Well, perhaps you should take a little inspiration from this midcentury catalog, presenting “America’s newest ideas in gifts.” Note the word choice is newest—they make no promises beyond novelty.
Gift-giving is a perfectly fine tradition, but it can get a little overwhelming and hardly a year goes by without at least one loved one stumping you. And so here, from me to you, is a holiday hack: Museum gift shops.
Fashion plates are a classic, even stereotypical angle image from the Victorian era, featuring duos and trios of women modeling the latest looks circa 1877. But how did consumers of the time actually use these images? What did you actually do with a fashion plate, anyway?
Madame Tussauds London has decked out their collection of alarming Windsor waxworks in Christmas sweaters, rendering the group somehow even more alarming.
“No—no, please, no!” she whispered, but he laughed softly and kissed her on the ear, and then more gently on the mouth; and all the time his hands moved on her body, his fingers teased and aroused it until she was twisting and turning under him, desiring release, craving it, whimpering against his mouth. — Sweet…
Got $14 mil sitting in your bank account, collecting dust? Put that money to work and acquire this magnificent French chateau. It’s even 50 percent off its initial listing price from five years ago—what a steal!
In the hometown of the late To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee, a group led by her lawyer has announced ambitious plans to transform Monroeville into a major tourist destination built on Lee’s work.
The coal miner’s daughter herself, Loretta Lynn, recently tried weed for the first time. She wasn’t impressed with the experience, apparently.
Prince Harry’s tour of the Caribbean has continued with a stop in Barbados, and he lived everybody’s dream trip to the island when he met Rihanna.
Did you spend years of your childhood yearning for your invite to Hogwarts? Well, Tilda Swinton will have you know that in fact you didn’t miss much, because boarding schools are nowhere you want to be.
The Vatican archives are immense and mysterious and contain, along with one can only assume the real truth about aliens, letters from Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn. A BBC show has been granted unprecedented access to film those letters—as long as they didn’t include the one where he praises her “pritty Duckys.” By which…
As we draw closer to December 25, a disproportionate degree of American adults’ mental energy will be rerouted into determining and acquiring this year’s must-have toys for children. But the ceremonial bestowal of the Shopkins is a relatively recent development—how did it happen?
As was promised this summer, an upcoming episode of Drunk History will feature Lin-Manuel Miranda retelling the story of Alexander Hamilton while drunk off his ass.
Tomorrow brings the 90th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. But did you know this proud, family-friendly American tradition started out in a totally creepy and scary way?
Everybody knows somebody who’s a little too obsessed with British costume dramas.
Thanksgiving is an occasion which families often take as an opportunity to ask their youngest members probing questions about their relationship status. But will your uncle who fancies himself quite the comedian mortify you as badly the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda just did Prince Harry?
Sabra has issued a voluntary recall of some varieties of its hummus. Yes, again. Is there nothing that 2016 won’t turn to ashes in our mouths?