Action-Filled Fantasies


One of my multi-million dollar dreams is to build an Action Park replica for my friends and I to hang out at a couple times a year. There’d be a great BBQ, onsite emergency medical staff, maybe a cool DJ, and of course, all the crazy rides that the shortest lived, most legendary theme park had to offer. To get an idea of how fun and dangerous this would be, here’s a “best of Action Park” video complete with people actually sliding down the infamous Cannonball Loop.

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Tax Time in Springfield

Heads or Tails


In such a disposable economy, it’s always a treasure to come across old money. Here, Chris Ware imagines the journey of one penny, minted in 1929.

Knock On Wood…


Your chances of getting audited by the IRS are at the lowest percentages since the 1980s. A look at the numbers, below.

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Stacks of Cheddar & Dough & Clams & Cake & Bread


The richest, and in turn most powerful families in food.



Shabazz Napier’s One Shining Moment of Truth by Ian Crouch

The NCAA champ who can’t afford to eat



Hoard d’Oeuvres by Rhonda Lieberman

Art collecting is the most esteemed form of shopping in our culture today



The Marijuana industry is getting its own crypto-currency.

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Streaming Silence

Los Angeles band Vulfpeck have figured out a way to get paid off of Spotify, have their fans stream their album Sleepify (full of silent tracks) on repeat while they sleep.

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The Devil and the Art Dealer by Alex Shoumatoff

It was the greatest art theft in history: 650,000 works looted from Europe by the Nazis, many of which were never recovered. But last November the world learned that German authorities had found a trove of 1,280 paintings, drawings, and prints worth more than a billion dollars in the Munich apartment of a haunted white-haired recluse. Amid an international uproar, Alex Shoumatoff follows a century-old trail to reveal the crimes—and obsessions—involved.

The Lion Tamer, by Max Beckmann

Analyze Swish


Nate Silver and FiveThirtyEight’s statistical model for the NCAA Tournament will help balance out your risky bracket behavior.

If There’s One Thing Congress Can Do, It’s Get a Cool Coin Made



The curved 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin from the United States Mint celebrates the 75th anniversary of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The coin is the result of the National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act, a law passed in 2012.

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