When it comes to the sins of Marie Antoinette, everyone has heard about her parties, her clothes, her contempt for the hungry. But what about her leather-covered chamber pot?
Back in the dying days of the monarchy, when the royals decided to bolt from France, they made sure to travel in the excess to which Read More
One of the lesser-known perks for members of Congress is that the taxpayers will lease them a car (or two) for the purpose, of course, of official business.
Knight-Ridder has a handy tally of those leases, from most expensive to cheapest, and two New Yorkers finish near the top. Greg Meeks‘ Read More
For kicks, others climb Everest or spend $20 million to look back at Earth from outer space. My dream has always been somewhat more modest-to hitch a ride aboard a Department of Sanitation street-sweeper.
There’s something about watching one of these mechanical marvels, barreling along the curb sucking up garbage, that fills me with Read More