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Why are they called the Oscars? And what is the Oscar Jinx?
The city of Verona has discovered more dough than woe in the tale of these fictional “star-crossed lovers,” with two million visitors descending each year.
Art & Design, Public Space
“My day job is that I’m a studio photographer. It is very tedious and very OCD. So, photography on the Metro is something very different. Life comes at you really quick.”
Stewart Stevens found his calling washing windows at the White House for every president from Richard Nixon to George W. Bush.
Much about the life of the first U.S. president seems prone to legend.
Art & Design, Work Life
In an office full of folklorists, picking a valentine is work-related.
Mischief Night, Devil's Night, or Cabbage Night—whatever you call the American regional folk tradition, better keep your pumpkins safe.
Religion & Spirituality, Traditional Knowledge
“Solar eclipse” is an anagram for “rise collapse,” but it’s not necessarily the end of the world.
Storytelling, Traditional Knowledge
According to Inuit myths, the narwhal was once a woman with long hair that she had twisted and plaited to resemble a tusk.
It might work like this: one man is attracted to another but isn’t sure if the feeling is mutual. To test the waters, he’ll ask, “Are you a friend of Dorothy?”