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Atheist mega-non-churches

The Sunday Assembly is a 501(c)3 charity that is creating massive Sunday events that are similar to church services, though they are atheist in …

A Bystander’s View of History

In this week’s issue of the magazine, Adam Gopnik writes about the assassination of J.F.K, fifty years later.<p>The events of November 22, 1963, have been pored over endlessly, and Abraham Zapruder’s infamous footage of the shooting remains one of the most studied pieces of film in the world. Shot …

Christy Mathewson and the Thinking Man’s Game

Even though professional baseball has been eclipsed in popularity by football and ceded its cultural capital to basketball, the sport has managed to retain its longstanding position as the thinking person’s game—a deliberate, unflashy pastime beloved by stat-heads and amateur historians. In the age …

Letter from the Archive: Roger Angell on Bob Gibson

Roger Angell, who is blogging the Sox-Cardinals series, and who has been writing about baseball for this magazine since Casey Stengel was managing the Mets, is surely the bard of the thrown ball. His magnificent book on David Cone, “A Pitcher’s Story,” his Profiles and set pieces about Steve Blass, …

The Bear Came Over the Mountain

(<i>This story originally appeared in the December 27, 1999, issue of the magazine.</i>)<p>Fiona lived in her parents’ house, in the town where she and Grant went to university. It was a big, bay-windowed house that seemed to Grant both luxurious and disorderly, with rugs crooked on the floors and cup rings …

Breaking Bad explained with the song "El Paso" by Marty Robbins

<i>[Video contains nothing but spoilers]</i> Remember how people said Pink Floyd's Dark <i>Side of the Moon</i> corresponded with scenes in <i>The Wizard of Oz</i>? Well, …

5 Knots You Need to Know How to Tie at All Times

We’re doing something different today with our Knot of the Week series and taking a look at five knots that you should know how to tie at all times. …

14 Ways To Get More Out Of Evernote, One Of the Best Productivity Apps

If you're a power user, it might be a good idea to consider Evernote's Premium subscription. Evernote Premium costs $5 per month or $45 per year. You get a ton of extra features like 1GB of upload space and offline access.<p>Whether you're a regular user or premium user if you use Evernote the …

1972 interview with Moe Howard of the Three Stooges

In this 1972 interview, Moe Howard talks about the origins of the Three Stooges and more.<p>Moe Howard interview (MP3)<p><i>(Via Classic Television Showbiz.</i> …

Peanuts vintage-styled figurines

My entire family loves Peanuts, and these new vintage-styled figurines from Medicom would look fantastic beside our collection of the Complete …

New biography of MAD editor Al Feldstein

Al Feldstein began working at EC comics, publishers of <i>Weird Science</i>, <i>Weird Fantasy</i>, <i>Tales from the Crypt</i>, <i>The Vault of Horror</i>, and <i>The Haunt of Fear</i> in …

MLB All-Star Game 2013: The haters guide to the All-Star Game, the early years

A capsule guide to some key happenings during the early years of the now-obsolete "midsummer classic."<p><b>Game 1 (1933) at Comiskey Park, Chicago: AL 4, NL 2</b><p>Yes, Babe Ruth, fat, stiff, and heading rapidly for obsolescence, hit a home run in the first All-Star game. National League manager John J. …

100 Of The Greatest Opening Sentences In The History Of Literature

Whilst the cover or even title of a book might initially gain your attention, in truth it’s the opening sentence that has the power to inspire, …

Creativity, math, and 12-tone music

We've featured doodling, fast-talking YouTube mathematician Vi Hart a lot here, but her latest, a 30-minute extended mix, is absolutely remarkable, …

Donhou Bicycles Flying Miler

What middle-aged male raised in the British Commonwealth wasn’t entranced by stories of the Blue Bird land speed racers, attempting to break the ‘Flying Mile’? Or the streamlined Golden Arrow? Numerous airstrips and Royal Air Force bases in the United Kingdom have played host to record attempts …

My Geekhouse Woodville Touring Bike | The Radavist

My Geekhouse Woodville Touring Bike<p>In a lot of ways, my first Geekhouse Woodville touring bike served as a catalyst for me taking cycling more …

Quiz: How iPhone Savvy Are You?

You probably think you know your iPhone pretty darn well at this point, but we’re here to bring you two just a little bit closer. There are all kinds of tricky ways you can get more use out of your phone, and we’re betting you might not know them all. Take a look at the list below and let us know …

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Alchemy x Blacksmith Cycle

Canadians are very proud of their outdoor lifestyle and their sense of adventure, it’s always good to hear from the riders and their rides. Paul Keodprom is a wrench at a Toronto bike shop, Blacksmith Cycle, who recently built up his dream steel road frame, handmade by Colorado’s Alchemy Bikes.<p>Paul …

60 Free Film Noir Movies

During the 1940s and 50s, Hollywood entered a “noir” period, producing riveting films based on hard-boiled fiction. These films were set in dark …

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