Epic adventures are only part of the appeal of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth books. What really set Tolkien apart from other fantasy writers was his skill at crafting entire worlds—and at showing how important language is to history and identity. How much do you know about Tolkien's linguistic world?
Joel and Ethan Coen's new film is a feature-length collection of six stories set in the Old West. Justin Chang says the tall tales featured in The Ballad of Buster Scruggs are an odd, melancholy lot. Read more
Researchers from Australia’s Griffith University have made stunning discoveries that are changing the way we think about the history of art and the development of early man. Their extensive rese ... Read more
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine says Russia's space agency has been “very transparent" following recent safety issues. "They have shared with us all the data we need to be comfortable and confident ... Read more
Thought sushi or sashimi was the only way to get a taste of sea urchin? Well, think again! That’s right, later this month, Nissin Foods will be offering their ever popular Cup Noodles in yet an ... Read more
A Fox News anchor claimed on Friday that newly-elected U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) cannot really be cash-strapped because she wore nice clothing in a magazine shoot. There’s only o ... Read more
The Children’s Crusade is one of the more unusual events that occurred in Medieval England. In the year 1212, tens of thousands of self-proclaimed, unarmed crusading children set out from northern Fr ... Read more