What you won't see in the Lincoln biopic: Lego Honest Abe riding a velociraptor

While Steven Spielberg gives us his biopic view of Abraham Lincoln this weekend, Lego builder Andrew Becraft offers a less realistic view of the United States' 16th president. He mounts minifig versions of other American leaders atop plastic dinosaurs, gives them guns, and creates moments from a strange alternate… »11/10/12 5:00pm11/10/12 5:00pm

Abraham Lincoln once nearly dueled a rival with a broadsword

Abraham Lincoln was a man famous for using his words, but in one situation he came very close to physical — and potentially deadly — blows. When Lincoln was challenged to a duel with a political rival in 1842, the future president was honor-bound to accept. But he thought his best chance for survival was to duel with… »9/22/12 5:00pm9/22/12 5:00pm

Those who forget history are doomed to have it reenacted by vampires: Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter

As Americans, we are expected to be optimistic. We look to the future, and the vista of endless progress — but we're still haunted by the past, including the stuff we brought with us from the Old World. And vampires perfectly represent this great national tension. They're going to live forever (just like Fame!) but… »6/22/12 2:22pm6/22/12 2:22pm

It's Honest Abe versus bloodsuckers in the first Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter trailer

The trailer for the Tim Burton-produced, Timur Bekmambetov-directed Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter has hit the web. After Lincoln's mom is offed by hungry Nosferatus, he decides to build a log cabin out of their fangs. Will there be a stovepipe hat made of garlic? We will see June 22. »2/13/12 11:25am2/13/12 11:25am