The creator of the series talks about Josh Jackson as Dawson, Katie Holmes' moving pre-audition request and a deeply personal coming-out story.
In the 80s, a defining online phenomenon—being able to use the internet for free—came from (of all places) Cleveland. Here’s the story of the Free-Net.
Jan "Lewan" Lewandowski came to America to be a star. Somewhere along the way, he robbed millions of dollars from hundreds of people.
Baltimore is a city of profound racial and wealth inequality, often viscerally so. And it was deliberately made that way, though that history has remained something of a secret for 127 years.
The show's originality resides above all in the character of Roseanne herself.
The fitness phenomenon once taught women how to radically improve their sex lives.
In the wake of the 1992 Los Angeles riots that ruined his reputation, Daryl Gates found himself in a point-and-click professional afterlife.
Pondering why the electronic gift card, which is newer than you think, took over the retail industry so quickly. Who had it first, anyway?
How the only successful Alcatraz prison break in history was torn from the pages of Popular Mechanics.
In December 1963 two boys hit upon an idea for a school science project — stay awake for as long as possible. And it shed new light on what happens inside our tired brains.
This is the story of Oscar Speck’s voyage, a seven-and-a-half-year adventure nearly lost to history.
Meet to the long S, the ampersand, the yogh and seven other letters English speakers used to use all the time. Everything you know is a lie.
Two new books explain how the Klan gained so much power in the 1920s.
Billy Gawronski was hell-bent on stowing away to Antarctica on Richard Evelyn Byrd's 1928 expedition.
How would you figure out Monopoly with no instructions and half the pieces missing?
The Great Pyramid of Giza may be home to a relic that's straight out of our pop culture fantasies.
In 1866, Montana — specifically the Yogo Gulch — was awash with disappointed prospectors, tossing out the blue pebbles they found in their sluice boxes as they panned for gold.
In total, the original OED took seven decades to catalogue everything from A to Z, defining a total of 414,825 words. But in the eyes of its editor James Murray, the very first volume of the dictionary was something of an embarrassment: It was missing a word.
For real-life sci-fi, we don't have to look any further than the plane that doesn't require a runway to take off.
Backlash against an obituary of its late prophet Thomas S. Monson reveals the existential doubts gnawing at the modern church.
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