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Space Travel By Car

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

America’s 1950s-70s kids clearly had the wrong impression of when they’d be fitted for spacesuits.

Tips for Better Graveyard Enjoyment

Sunday, October 28th, 2018

A gravestone shaped like a parking meter. A winged goddess grieving for a forgotten President. The fake final resting place of Mr. Accordion.

William McKinley: Imperialist In The Crosshairs

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

He was once revered as a martyred President, assassinated in his second term. But modern McKinley fandom is in short supply.

Origins of a Cursed Pyramid

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

Memphis was the capital of Ancient Egypt, but it didn’t have giant pyramids (Egypt’s famous pyramids were miles away in Giza).

A Uniter, Not A Divider

Saturday, January 21st, 2017

In a time when Americans yearn for someone to bring them together, David Bakara knows who that someone is.

Vacation of a Lifetime

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

For a generation of roadside fans, the movieĀ “National Lampoon’s Vacation” (1983) defined the horror and wonder of the American road trip.

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