New Archeological Proof for the Oldest Tsunami in Recorded History

Tucked away in the 8th volume of Herodotus' Histories is a reference to a town that was saved from attack by the Persians when the sea retreated — then returned higher than ever, drowning those who tried to cross the shallows. This account of 479 BCE is regarded as the first historical reference to a tsunami — and now… »4/25/12 8:00pm4/25/12 8:00pm

Ghost Dog: Why this katana-swinging hitman is an urban legend

Jim Jarmusch's 1999 thriller Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai is a stunning meditation on race, death, cultural cross-pollination, and Forest Whitaker killing gangsters. But what's most intriguing about Ghost Dog is how Jarmusch transforms the film's flesh-and-blood samurai into a nigh mythical wraith. Here's why this… »2/28/11 6:20pm2/28/11 6:20pm

The 3-D craze comes to classic science fiction book covers

It's not enough that Peter Jackson's The Hobbit will be filmed in 3-D — now your favorite science fiction books will have 3-D covers too. Are you excited yet? Vintage Classics is reissuing five books with 3-D covers: Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and Journey to the Centre… »10/05/10 6:30pm10/05/10 6:30pm