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We're Going Underground (And Loving It)

Vayable | Posted 10.24.2014 | Travel
Vayable

Here, a few of our favorite, off-the-beaten path experiences. One-of-a-kind insight into the cities and places we love, from the locals who know them best.

All That Moola: The History of 'Bucks' and Other Words We Use to Mean Money

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 10.18.2014 | Money
William B. Bradshaw

This covers many words used for money, although there are many more used less often. The exact history of "bucks" used for "money" is uncertain, but the leading theory, which seems likely, is that "bucks" came about as a substitute for money in the 1700s, when deerskins were a common medium of exchange for other items of value.

Silent Noir, Holy Noir

George Heymont | Posted 09.15.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

The 2014 San Francisco Silent Film Festival has finished and some moments of reflection are in order. In recent years, the musical elements of the festival have become almost as important as the films being screened.

The Faithful Shopper: Sounds of Summer

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 08.27.2013 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Maybe it's the memories of summers gone by, with barbecues and our trusty stereos at our side - or the fact I know a lot of people sorting their album...

Bill Nye on Climate Change: Hurricane Sandy Is Just The Beginning

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.13.2013 | Science
Shira Lazar

Everyone's favorite multi-platform professor, Bill Nye the Science Guy, streams into What's Trending via Google+ Hangout to discuss evolution, climate change, online learning and much more.

London Subway System Launches WiFi Service

AP | DANICA KIRKA | Posted 08.07.2012 | Travel

LONDON — Travelers on London's Underground need no longer fear being out of touch. The subway network began launching WiFi on Thursday, rolling...

Ben Folds and Aaron Copland: I Knew Them When

Brian Horay | Posted 07.02.2012 | Home
Brian Horay

It was my freshman year in college when I first heard a cut from Ben Folds. Ben Folds Five's debut album repeatedly bowled me over with wonderfully eccentric lyrics and harmonically fresh voices.

"A Weekend With The MTA" By Samuel Beckett

Lucas Kavner | Posted 08.20.2011 | New York
Lucas Kavner

A: Will this train let me off here? At this stop? B: Ha. A: Pardon? B: Your question. It is absurd. It's the weekend, don't you know? The trains. They will not go where you'd expect.

Watch: Gold Mines Unearth Worms From Hell

Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

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Lucas Kavner

"This Didn't Happen...But it Could!"

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 07.24.2011 | Books

"And some people thinkin' that the end is close by / 'Stead of learnin' to live they are learnin' to die" So Bob Dylan sings in "Let Me Die in My ...

WATCH: Yahoo's 'Who Knew?' Explores The Unseen World Beneath The Streets From Paris To Berlin

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Earlier this week we posted about the amazing documentary Undercity, which explores the typically unseen architecture of NYC's transit system. Now, Ya...

PHOTOS: 'True Blood's' Ryan Kwanten Celebrates His Birthday In Chicago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Ryan Kwanten, better known as the sexy Jason Stackhouse on HBO's hit show "True Blood," celebrated his birthday in Chicago this weekend. The Aussie ...

WATCH: UNDERGROUND ART: London Artists Find New Home In A Warehouse

Paper Magazine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Paper Magazine

Artists need space. Artists need studios. Artists usually can't afford either of the aforementioned in London, so out comes the community-based...

The Wickedest Man in LA

Charles Russell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Russell

Brian Butler speaks with the soft ease and quiet smirk of someone who either knows something you don't or simply doesn't care.

Art Invades Popular Culture?

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

The Internet is breaking down the invisible boundaries between the art world and mass culture; influence knows no boundaries.

Living Underground: Coober Pedy (PHOTOS)

Lindsay Armstrong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Coober Pedy, an opal mining town in South Australia, is located in an extremely inhospitable environment. Desert temperatures in the summer usually ex...

Interview: Visqueen's Rachel Flotard Sends a Powerful Message

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Rachel Flotard, the do-it-all frontwoman for power-popping, Seattle-based Visqueen is planning a fundraiser, promoting a record, running her own label, preparing for a trip to Southeast Asia in December and hustling to book a major tour for 2010.