America’s Whiskey: A History

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

America’s Whiskey: A History 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

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

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


Countdown to Zero Day

Countdown to Zero Day

Years before the Iran nuclear negotiations the U.S. wielded Stuxnet, “the world’s first digital weapon.”

Prior to the negotiations that produced the framework of a nuclear pact, the United States attempted to sabotage Iran’s nuclear program using a sophisticated digital weapon—Stuxnet. Read More

Robert Kingston Scott

Robert Kingston Scott

Distinguished Civil War general turned coldblooded killer.

“As unique a mixture of hero and rogue as ever wore a United States uniform.” Read More

This Day in Failure

July 6th

2013: A runaway Montreal, Maine & Atlantic train that included five locomotives and 72 crude oil tank cars derails on a curve in the middle of Lac-Mégantic, Quebec. The resulting explosion and fire kills 47 people and destroys much of the downtown area.

2004: The cover of the New York Post reads: “KERRY’S CHOICE: Dem picks Gephardt as VP candidate.”...

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Your preference for next U.S. President?

A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein.

- Joe Theismann, former quarterback for the Washington Redskins.