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The octopus is officially having a moment. This aquarist has been in awe of them for years.

Peter Larson of the National Aquarium says the octopus has taught him a lot about himself.
  • May 25, 2021
  • Opinion

The context behind the fatal punchline that obscured the Lincoln assassination

To a modern ear, the last words Lincoln heard are all wrong. But we should give that 1865 audience back its dignity.
  • Apr 13, 2021

In the ’80s, she wrestled as Mad Maxine. Now her debut novel takes readers inside the ring.

Writer Jeannine Mjoseth was looking for adventure when she turned to professional wrestling. She got plenty of that.
  • Mar 15, 2021

Chatological Humor with Gene Weingarten

Gene Weingarten brings you his weekly Chatological Humor live chat.
  • Nov 3, 2020
  • Opinion

Day by day in 2020, the calendar is a trap

The calendar is crumbling, like all our markings of the passage of time.
  • Nov 1, 2020

Chatological Humor with Gene Weingarten

Gene Weingarten brings you his weekly Chatological Humor live chat.
  • Oct 20, 2020

Chatological Humor with Gene Weingarten

Gene Weingarten brings you his weekly Chatological Humor live chat.
  • Oct 13, 2020

Chatological Humor with Gene Weingarten

Gene Weingarten brings you his weekly Chatological Humor live chat.
  • Oct 6, 2020

Chatological Humor with Gene Weingarten

Gene Weingarten brings you his weekly Chatological Humor live chat.
  • Sep 29, 2020
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