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A Portrait of the Artist as a Predator

I'll never read "For Esmé — With Love and Squalor" the same way again, having just found out from a new biography that J.D. Salinger told one of his lovers, Jean...

The 1940 Census: A New Way to Gawk at Celebrities

When the National Archives and Records Administration unveiled data from the 1940 Census on Monday, amateur genealogists flocked. The overwhelming amount of...

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Top 10 Famous Toilets

We spend an estimated year and a half of our lives on the toilet, yet the humble seat rarely receives its due. The recent sale of John Lennon's toilet for...

Top 10 Most Reclusive Celebrities

Famously shy author J.D. Salinger has been thrust into the spotlight after filing a lawsuit to block the publication of an unauthorized sequel to his classic...

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