Riding the 1914 Giro d’Italia

Author Tim Moore retraces the route of the most punishing bicycle race in history, lives to write about it.

Riding the 1914 Giro d’Italia “When you’re riding along on an ancient bike you are a heroic figure, but if you get off and push the bike up a large hill you are immediately a hateful, pathetic failure.” – Tim Moore Read More


In Cold Storage

James W. Hewitt on McCook Nebraska’s tragic Nokes-Hoyt murder case.

In Cold Storage More than forty years after Harold Nokes murdered and dismembered Edwin and Wilma Hoyt, the case still defies explanation. Read More


America’s Whiskey: A History

America’s Whiskey: A History

From big-brand creation myths to the future of the industry.

Author Reid Mitenbuler pulls back the curtain on America’s whiskey industry. Read More

10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Statue of Liberty

10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Statue of Liberty

Lady Liberty was not a gift from France, for one.

The Statue of Liberty is arguably the most famous sculpture in the world, yet few can recall the backstory of the 151-foot-tall colossus. Read More

This Day in Failure

September 3rd

2009: University of Oregon running back LeGarrette Blount sucker-punches Boise State linebacker Byron Hout in the immediate aftermath of Boise State’s 19-8 win over the Ducks at Bronco Stadium, a game in which Blount carries the ball eight times for minus-5 yards. Then, while leaving the field, Blount initiates another confrontation, this time with Broncos...

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