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.
While scrolling through an internet comment section or flipping on broadcast news might lead you to suspect otherwise, new research confirms a long-standing hypothesis that, in fact, positive language dominates human communication.
A new study suggests that even cockroaches come in introverted and extroverted varieties. Some are more shy, others are bold explorers. We kind of hate them all, either way.
Reyhan Harmanci, senior editor of Fast Company, tells us about the unusual situation of a 23 year old man in England who suffers from a particularly terrible case of deja vu as a complication of his anxiety.
There is a creature so feared by the government that citizens are being organized to kill it, en masse. It is a fish.
Green Bank, WV falls within a government-mandated "radio quiet zone" due to the nearby radio telescopes. That means residents cannot have wi-fi, cell phones, or many other modern devices.
Abu Dhabi has a hit reality show that combines "American Idol," improv.... and poetry.