Born on this day in 1886, Hugo Lafayette Black, a lawyer and politician from Alabama, was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1937. Not long after, a reporter exposed his affiliation with notorious racist organization the Ku Klux Klan.
The most enigmatic and universally known UFO incident in history needs only one name: Roswell. Roswell will never fade as it represents the true ushering in of the UFO phenomenon for time immemorial. Dwarfing Orson Wells’ War of the Worlds in national and then international hysteria, Roswell was an unparalleled turning point for all of …
The BBC Radio 3 series exploring the meaning of the male nude in the visual arts.
This essay comes from the NPR series This I Believe, which features brief personal reflections from both famous and unknown Americans. The pieces that make up the series compel listeners to rethink not only what and how they have arrived at their beliefs, but also the extent to which they share them with others.
The Liberal Rednecks – a three-man stand-up comedy group doing scathing political satire – celebrate all that’s good about the South while leading the Redneck Revolution and standing proudly blue in a sea of red.
The Fran Lebowitz Reader brings together in one volume, with a new preface, two best sellers, Metropolitan Life and Social Studies, by an “important humorist in the classic tradition” (The New York Times Book Review) who is “the natural successor to Dorothy Parker” (British Vogue). In “elegant, finely honed prose” (The Washington Post Book World), …
A quarter-Canadian from Cleveland explores his roots – and melts your face with joy.