With dedicated bike lanes and businesses catering to cyclists, the Oregon city is a true pedaler's paradise
August 22, 2012 | By Alastair Bland
"Weird fiction" fans toast today to the birth of Howard Phillips Lovecraft, aka H.P. Lovecraft
August 20, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
Authors like Roald Dahl or James Joyce never could have predicted that their words could be spun into these tantalizing meals
August 20, 2012 | By Jeanie Riess
With her magazine, the longtime editor sold sex as well as the latest, often provocative fashions
August 17, 2012 | By Emily Spivack
From pen-and-ink sketches to digital renderings, generations of Sherlock Holmes fans have undertaken to draft a version of the detective's famous London flat
August 14, 2012 | By Jimmy Stamp
Everyone likes to complain that we're using too many exclamation points these days. Here's where the punctuation came from.
August 09, 2012 | By Rose Eveleth
A forthcoming book showcases the best of modern dinosaur art
August 08, 2012 | By Brian Switek
A modern Sherlock Holmes requires a modern tool. Today, his iconic problem-solving magnifying glass has been replaced by the indispensable cell phone
August 02, 2012 | By Jimmy Stamp
A continuation of last week's list of the author's favorite reads
July 27, 2012 | By Alastair Bland
One of the pillars of science fiction would have turned 118 today.
July 26, 2012 | By Rose Eveleth
The literary detective's hunting cap and cape came not so much from the books' author as from their illustrators
July 26, 2012 | By Sarah C. Rich
Reading while traveling can serve as a sensory supplement to one's surrounding environment. Here's a list of some of my favorite books and where to read them
July 21, 2012 | By Alastair Bland
Our series on Design and Sherlock Holmes begins with an investigation into the location of the famous detective's London flat
July 18, 2012 | By Jimmy Stamp
In Leanne Shapton's Swimming Studies "Bathing" chapter, there's a story behind every suit
July 17, 2012 | By Emily Spivack
Does the first issue of Dinosaurs vs Aliens live up to the hype?
July 12, 2012 | By Brian Switek
In 1979, "The White Album" gave smart women a straightforward guide to what to bring on a trip
July 11, 2012 | By Emily Spivack
The Gore-Booth sisters, Constance and Eva, forsook their places amid Ireland's Protestant gentry to fight for the rights of the disenfranchised and the poor
July 10, 2012 | By Gilbert King
Monticello research historian Leni Sorensen offers an impression of what life was like for these early White House chefs
July 09, 2012 | By Jesse Rhodes
In the late 1960s, a gorgeous stretch of beach in Ha’ena State Park was the site of a hippy haven called Taylor Camp.
July 09, 2012 | By Susan Spano
The seething rage over CERN's font choice drives the question: How would the world have reacted to Newton's world-changing tome had Comic Sans existed at the time?
July 05, 2012 | By Colin Schultz