The Humor CodeEntry 7: Who owns a joke? And can a comedian sue if someone steals his material?
The Humor CodeEntry 5: Every culture has a Polish joke—but only Americans make fun of lawyers.
The Humor CodeEntry 3: Why do humans laugh? (Hint: It’s rarely because something’s funny.)
Roads & Kingdoms
Life After ISIS The Northern Iraqi city of Sinjar has been recaptured from ISIS, but it’s a long way from back to normal.
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The Generic City Boring landscapes impede on our biological need for intrigue. So why are so many buildings so hideous?
The Craziest Endings in College Football History After the turkey, enjoy some classic finishes.