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The House Stenographer's Favorite Bible Verses

Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 10.25.2013 | Religion

Dianne Reidy, a stenographer for the House of Representatives, made several religious references in an unexpected tirade moments after Congress passed...

A DC Tour Must-See: The George Washington Masonic Memorial

Halle Eavelyn | Posted 08.26.2013 | Travel
Halle Eavelyn

A visit to the George Washington Masonic Memorial is an unexpected glimpse into both the private life and the deep spiritual leanings of the father of our country.

Freemasons Initiation Ritual On 'Secrets Of Secret Societies'

Posted 10.15.2012 | TV

The Discovery Channel took viewers behind-the-scenes hoping to reveal "Secrets of Secret Societies." According to John Salza, a former high-ranking Fr...

Masonic Conspiracy Theories | Posted 07.18.2012 | Weird News

Perhaps the world's most secretive group, the Freemasons wear archaic accessories, flash mysterious hand signs, perform secret initiation rituals, and...

PHOTOS: 7 Fascinating Secret Society Photos

Adam Parfrey | Posted 06.06.2012 | Books
Adam Parfrey

At the turn of the twentieth century, several well-regarded insider books on fraternal orders claimed that as many as one-third the population of the country belonged to among six hundred different secret orders. Now that's a mother lode of secrecy.

I Am Pregnant. Please Shut Up: An Etiquette Lesson

Cathy Alter | Posted 07.07.2011 | Style
Cathy Alter

Word had got out that I was pregnant, and it didn't take long for one of the guests to come barreling across the room, eyes shining with the unwavering focus of someone about to cut a line of cocaine.

The Ghost in the White House

Brad Meltzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Meltzer

On October 13, 1792, stone masons laid the cornerstone for the White House. The men placing it were brothers in one of the world's most secretive organizations -- the Freemasons. Within twenty-four hours, the stone supposedly went missing.

Freemasonry Symbols Found In Lincoln-Douglas Debate Site, Book Reveals

Chicago Tribune | Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

According to book author and Knox professor Lance Factor, the 1856 building's design, geometry, windows, and interior decorations all show telltale si...

Fiji Freemasons Jailed On Sorcery Charges

New Zealand Herald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A New Zealand man spent a "wretched" night in a Fiji prison cell after frightened residents and police raided his Freemasons meeting, suspecting witch...