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

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 2:00pm 11/10/12 2:00pm

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 2:00pm 9/22/12 2:00pm

Those who forget history are doomed to have it reenacted by vampires: …

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 11:22am 6/22/12 11:22am

Teddy Roosevelt murdering Sasquatch and FDR's mecha: the most insane…

Artist Jason Heuser is on a quest to commemorate those great moments in presidential history that never happened, like Old Hickory's defeat of an extraterrestrial army and Teddy the Trust-Buster busting up some Bigfoots. Heuser is selling prints of these pieces on Etsy. These fine portraits truly deserve a hallowed… » 8/15/11 6:45pm 8/15/11 6:45pm