The 1867 Train Wreck That Shocked the Nation and Transformed American Railroads.
On December 18, 1867, the Buffalo and Erie Railroad’s New York Express derailed over Big Sister Creek in Angola, New York, killing fifty-plus passengers. John D. Rockefeller was not among them. Read More
On the 30th anniversary of its release, the movie—and the Christmas Story House and Museum—are more popular than ever.
How television turned A Christmas Story into a holiday classic, complete with its own mecca, the Christmas Story House and Museum. Read More
The Disaster Artist
Greg Sestero, co-star of Tommy Wiseau’s cult favorite, on “the greatest bad movie ever made.”
Watching scenes being filmed was “as horribly transfixing as watching a baby crawl across the freeway,” writes Greg Sestero in “The Disaster Artist.” No one envisioned that The Room would one day screen to sold-out audiences around the world. Read More
Great Lakes Storm of 1913
Michael Schumacher, author of “November’s Fury,” on the white hurricane that pounded the Great Lakes in November 1913.
One hundred years ago this November, a “perfect storm” battered the Great Lakes, sinking twelve boats, grounding thirty-one others, and raising the tugboat Searchlight. Read More