Beautiful, Terrible Watercolors of a 19th-Century Whale Hunt, Found in a Ship’s Logbook
This Is the Only Correct Way to Play Touch Football on Thanksgiving
Stone Butch Blues Author Leslie Feinberg Has Died
A WWII Ration Book Issued to FDR
What Would an Archaeological Dig of Our Obsolete Gadgets Look Like?
Why Did the "I Don't Like Mens No More" Ex-Gay Video Go Viral?
Selfie, One Year Later, Still Going Strong
Dear Prudence Live ChatFor Nov. 17, 2014.
Who Has It Easier, Butch Lesbians or Femmes?
What’s the Process for Co-Writing a Book With Sen. John McCain?
Why Did the U.S. Lose the Vietnam War?
Gently Sexy Boudoir Stereographs for Use in Victorian Parlors
The Dreamy, Glow-in-the-Dark Bike Path Inspired by Starry Night
Was It Possible to Make a Phone Call From Germany to the U.S. in 1946?
Will American Gay Rights Strategies Work in Italy?
This Futuristic Café Draws Inspiration From the Literary Arts and the Science Lab
The International Olympic Committee Comes Out Against Anti-Gay Discrimination
Why Swearing Is Just Like Saying “Please” (Sort Of)
A Busy Public Road Runs Right Through This Airport Runway
Crowning AchievementPrudie advises a woman who wants her 13-year-old stepdaughter present when she gives birth.
The Malevolent MenteePrudie advises a letter writer being blackmailed by a former intern.
Has the Food Movement’s Moment Finally Arrived?What happens when you put Mark Bittman and Michael Pollan in a room with a couple of hundred well-heeled foodies—and a few dozen conventional farmers.
Norway’s Sleek New Passports Contain a Surprise Design Feature
How to Conquer Deadbeat Vending MachinesDo not pull them forward.
How to Keep a 101-Story Skyscraper Steady in High Winds
What Do the Glyphs at Chipotle Mean? They’re Mayan—Sort of.
Gay Men May Soon Be Able to Donate Blood—if They’re Celibate
Inside Higher Ed
Should the Greek System Be Banned?Or will getting rid of fraternities on campus just push drinking and rape off campus?
Given the Chance to Talk to Aliens, This is What We Said
A Quaker Printer’s Early–19th-Century Attempt to Convince New Yorkers of the Horrors of Slavery