Anna Sale, host and managing editor of WNYC's Death, Sex & Money, tells us about improvements to canes for the visually impaired; a special model can now can identify faces, and transmit that information to the user.
Sadie Stein, contributing editor at the Paris Review, fills us in on the possible real-life inspiration for the "Pride and Prejudice" heartthrob Mr. Darcy.
Richard Lawson, columnist for Vanity Fair, mulls over South Dakota's new state slogan, which is (kind of) a jab at Mars.
Anna Sale, host and managing editor of WNYC's Death, Sex & Money, tells us about a lavish bus ride that comes complete with reclaimed wood furnishings, Wi-Fi and cold-pressed juices.
L.A. Weekly's chief film critic Amy Nicholson applauds an Indian woman who broke off an arranged marriage -- at the altar -- after the groom gave a very wrong answer to a simple question.
Sadie Stein, contributing editor at the Paris Review, tells us about artist Tim Youd. He pays tribute to writers by retyping classic novels using the original typewriter model the author worked with ... for the purposes of art, not after-school punishment.
Luke Burbank hosts the radio show "T-B-T-L" and, it happens, bears annual witness to one of America's strangest naval feats... a NO-motor boat race.
New research suggests that the strongest creature in the world may be rather more shell-bound, small, and squishy than you would expect.