Here Are the Stories Behind Three Famous Futuristic Cars in Film

In the mid-20th century, 2014 seemed so impossibly far off. Surely by then cars would no longer be driving on roads but instead ascending to the skies. But the unfortunate reality is — apart from a few prototypes very much in development — we have no flying cars, no coupes with metal appendages coming out of the…

An Incomplete Guide to Geniuses Who Perfected the Art of Spite

Let's say you're working on a project, and it's the worst experience of your life. The only silver lining is your name not being attached to the thing. Wouldn't you want to stick it to your bosses and be sneakily subversive? Of course you would. And as it turns out, you're not the first person with that impulse. It…

On Driving in New York City

I live in New York, but I rarely drive here. In fact, I know very, very few people with a car here. It's a town reliant on other transportation — subways, taxi cabs, your own two feet. So driving was a treat and a challenge. Could I adopt a new transportation culture in my home city?

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​The Best Not-Quite-Sports Bars in NYC for Watching Sunday's Game

ICYMI, there's a big game/national ritual in the New York City area this Sunday. It's likely you're without tickets. There are plenty of down-and-dirty bars where you can swig watery beer and divide your attention among oddly angled big-screen TVs (assuming you've made the great call to skip the 40-person party held…

Surviving the Scandalous Awards Season in LA

Being in LA on the night of an awards show can feel a bit like being in Vatican City during a papal conclave. Streets shut down, banners flag buildings, and a fantasia of light bursts forth from where the trophies are distributed. The city's collective consciousness is focused on one thing — a parade of stars arriving…