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The True-Crime Stories That Made Our Jaws Drop in 2018

In 2002, after a 65-year-old man named Joseph Newton Chandler III shot himself in the head in Ohio, authorities searched for next-of-kin to inherit his…

The (Mostly) Unseen History of Margot Robbie, Aussie Soap Sensation

Before most actors and actresses become stars, they spend years or even decades hustling for gigs, appearing in local commercials, indie movies, soaps or any…

We Talked to Leading Mozart Scholars About the Composer’s Love of Ass Jokes

Every great composer, it seems, has a secret history we weren’t taught in our childhood piano lessons. Berlioz was high on opioids. Schumann spent the…

Why We Should All Be Eating Pineapples and Drinking Rum on Thanksgiving

Pineapples are suddenly everywhere, and I love it. One quick Google search for “pineapple accessories” yields pineapple sunglasses, pineapple wine stoppers, pineapple bookends, a pineapple…