President's Day is not traditionally a "foodie" holiday, but it should be. Although 18th-century American fare could be a bit hit or miss, our founding father/first president, George W. (the original!), seems to have had good taste in grub. Of Washington's eating habits, his grandson Custis, wrote: ... More >>
Reason number 3,142 that living in the internet age is awesome: Whereas back in the day, basketball fans were largely privy only to buzzer beaters during March Madness, NBA games, and a random hand-filmed highlight from one of their local high school teams on the evening news, thanks to the intern ... More >>
Abe Lincoln: Let's get rrrrready to rrrrumbleIn our continuing series of scholarly meditations on the United States Presidency, we now bring you a list of five presidents who could kick the crap out of Chuck Norris. Of note: only one of the top five served after 1908, although two honorable m ... More >>
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