Make room for Ronald ReaganA pre-President's Day poll showed that Americans thought Ronald Reagan was the country's best president, even more so than Abraham Lincoln and George Washington, two of the most influential leaders in history. Reagan score 19 percent of the vote,edging out Lincoln who h ... More >>
Matt Smith illustrationKids: Now's your chance to meet some truly dreamy cyclists!In the 1830s, Abraham Lincoln's Whig Party advocated domestic production, protectionism, and improvement of roads and railroads. For the past 12 months, Morgan Fitzgibbons' Wigg Party has rallied one score and seven ... More >>
Favorite morsels from the blogs and beyond:Le Cherpumple1. They said it couldn't be repeated. They said it shouldn't be repeated. But this week Andy Wright spent five hours baking a pie-in-a-cake-times-three cherpumple. The results seemed surprisingly sliceable. I am in awe. 2. Mary Ladd talked t ... More >>
Cheese is beloved by almost anyone with a working set of taste buds. But if you really think about it, coagulated milk proteins and moldy rinds really aren't all that appetizing. Here are eight specimens that plumb the depths of that dark intersection between delicious, revolting, and just plain wac ... More >>
Library of CongressFor sale once more?In 1863, Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring illegal the sale, purchase, or ownership of living human products, known then as people.In 2009, Barack Obama signed an order lifting restrictions on federal funding of stem cell research,& ... More >>
Will this be a character witness? Searching for gold in the police blotter is one of life's lower-percentage endeavors. Yet, we think you'll agree the following from the always well-written reports of Lt. Paul Chignell from the Taraval Police Station warrants reprinting. In essence, Chignell's troo ... More >>
Those of us lucky enough to still have gainful employment as the George W. Bush years stumble to their ignominious thud will be clocking in tomorrow around the time President-elect Barack Obama knocks the "elect" off his title.A rollicking article in the current New Yorker notes that while president ... More >>
Aaron Loeb's latest lets the audience decide.
The election of Barack Obama imbues The America Play with new meaning.
A classic tale is wrested from the ravenous jaws of dull academics.
Suzan-Lori Parks is either crazy or brilliant. Perhaps both.
CSA envisions life today if the South had won the war
Bitch Magazine celebrates its "Truth & Consequences" issue
Making theater happen
Stealth aims low but hits its mark
Sahara has no reason to exist, until you see who made it
Sasquatch and industrial music make the Bigfoot Lodge the perfect bar for ... yuppies?
Lunatique's astonishing puppetry
Suzan-Lori Parks embraces naturalism and shows off a new, clean writing style
The shockingly interconnected lives of JFK, Lincoln, Johnny Cash, and John Ritter
Deborah Hayden's new book, Pox, pulls the covers off famous people with syphilis. That's right: syphilis.