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…

​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…

People We Should Bring Back To Life: Christopher Marlowe

Christopher Marlowe, playwright, poet, rapscallion, and William Shakespeare's more dastardly contemporary (as well as his biggest influence), should be high on the list of people whose DNA we ought to sniff out for cloning purposes. Or, we could invent time travel to rescue him from getting fatally stabbed in the head…

A Guide to LA's Surfer-Friendly Startup Hub, Silicon Beach

Silicon Valley may still be the reigning tech capital of California, but there's another tech hub in the state nipping at its heels. I'm talking about Silicon Beach, a stretch of Venice in Los Angeles that has become a juggernaut in the last ten years. The biggest Internet overlords have enormous offices there, and…

These Kids Singing "I Fought the Law" Win The Holidays

On Wednesday night, a small all-boys choir assembled on the steps of Federal Hall, set up a music stand next to the statue of George Washington, and prepared to sing for a crowd of New Yorkers. They were dressed impeccably in Ben Sherman peacoats, each with a tartan scarf and a newsboy cap. It would be hard to imagine…