Wild Ideas That Used to be Science.
Mariya Karimjee writes movingly about her experience with female genital mutilation. Not overly graphic, but still disturbing.
The Illegitimacy of Aragorn’s Claim to the Throne.
He Built a Tree in His Daughter’s Room. (via Metafilter)
RIP Sarah, the World’s Fastest Land Animal. Cathryn Hilker, Sarah’s closest human, wrote a beautiful eulogy for the cheetah.
Your Disaster Movie Snowpocalypse Streaming Guide. If you’re stuck at home, enjoy some even worse situations from fiction.
The show Black Sails welcomes Blackbeard to season three. Let’s see how the historical pirate Blackbeard stacks up against the TV character.
When The Country Your Family Migrated From No Longer Exists. You can’t go back to your roots, so how will you learn about the culture?
This doctor helped the dying end their lives with dignity. Then he was diagnosed with cancer.
8 Stars and Their Surprising Second Careers. Many took a 90-degree turn to do something completely different.