Do you think that things were better in the fifties? Do you feel that now, we're living in an immoral, STD-riddled age where people are rude to each other? Then you may have written an editorial for The Washington Times.
Archeologists have discovered evidence of a 4,200-year-old henge. It consisted of 24 massive timber obelisks, almost the same size as the standing stones at Stonehenge, and was located just 900 meters to the north-west of the site.
A penis-shaped object has been found in Sweden that some archeologists believe might been a Stone Age dildo. However, there is a chance it's an oddly-formed carving tool. Measuring just 4 inches, we sort of hope it's the latter.
Kanye West has posted pages from a vintage book — published in 1900 — on his website. The story is called Ten Little Nigger Girls.
Opium! Lurid pulp fiction! Rags to riches and a schoolgirl crush on Thoreau! According to a new film, Louisa May Alcott's life was a lot more interesting — and a lot more depressing — than Little Women.
• French experts believe Diane de Poitiers, mistress of 16th-century king, Henry II, was killed by her desire to stay youthful. Forensic experts found evidence of chronic gold intoxication - meaning she probably drank gold in attempts to stay pretty.
"A valuable commodity with seemingly endless uses, the woman has played a crucial role throughout human history...disobedience on the part of women was not taken lightly; physical punishments and restrictive harnesses were often employed to curb any independent behavior." [TheOnion]
Whatever the outcome of the 2008 election, we can all still honor the fact that we are allowed to vote in the first place! On June 4th, 1919, Congress approved the women's suffrage amendment, and sent it to the states for ratification. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony had been working explicitly since 1869…
What is it about Converse shoes everyone always has to fetishize? America is asking itself on the hundredth anniversary of the company, which is not actually a company but a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nike Inc., not that you care, because you understand; these things happen. As Hank Stuever says: "It is not an angry…
Charlie Wilson's War, which opened on Friday, is a movie I think everyone should see. Not because Julia Roberts delivers a shoddy Texas accent or because Philip Seymour Hoffman steals every scene he's in or because Tom Hanks is the lead and Americans love Tom Hanks even more than deep-fried crucifix-shaped guns. But…
A few months back a curious thing happened to a big luxury brand executive: she began questioning what the crap the point of all those logos was. So she quit her job at Yves St. Laurent and got a new job working someplace slightly less offensive so she could go all existential in today's Huffington Post: