As schools across the country remake themselves as surveillance sites, installing facial recognition and other high-tech monitoring devices to detect shooters, the laws governing public transparency are more important than ever. So when a bill that would permit schools to discuss critical safety issues without public…
In idyllic places like the Catskills and the Poconos, the ‘50s and ‘60s were a uniquely magical time for America. This was where newly suburban denizens went on vacation, flocking to lakeside resorts straight out of Dirty Dancing. But over the years, the people stopped coming, and the resorts closed. Now, their…
There’s a reason for why museums have signs saying not to touch the objects on display. Some visitors to the National Watch & Clock Museum of Columbia, Pennsylvania learned that the hard way.
Winter can be a dangerous time to be outside.
Climb into a sinkhole of bureaucracy in Pennsylvania (no, really, it's a cave), explore San Francisco's most storied structure (not the Golden Gate bridge), and jet off to to Myanmar (or is it Burma?). Plus, SCARY CLOWNS! In this week's Urban Reads.
Our society's moral fabric continues to tear: a Pennsylvanian boy has been charged with "institutional vandalism and criminal mischief" after destroying a cartful of MacBooks. With his own peepee.
Last Sunday, Percy and Connie Emert of the lamentably named Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania discovered a purple squirrel in their backyard.
The Milk Truck is part art work, part public service. It was created by Jill Miller for an exhibition at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It'll also travel the streets providing a safe place for nursing mothers.
Since June of last year, Granville, Pennsylvania's Sherry Vargson has had to cook using water, not from her tap, but from a five gallon jug.
When you're angry with your boyfriend, don't post on Facebook that you want him killed. A judge may decide this threat deserves a felony murder solicitation charge and a felony weapons charge. The weapon, in this case, is a computer.
We all have our hobbies. Fishing, golf, coin collection. Leaving 35-pound bags of vomit in the parking lot of a Pennsylvania Bed Bath & Beyond. Wait, what?
Forget what you know about dollar-store, decorative embroidery and check out what Pennsylvania artist Daniel Kornrumpf did with this form of needlework.
Getting cash out of an ATM is usually something I'd consider a non-dangerous activity. Usually! This was not the case for one Pennsylvanian woman, who had to have firefighters tear her stuck hand out of an ATM. This dangerous world...
In 2008, Pennsylvania couple Aaron and Christine Boring sued Google after a Street View car took pictures of their house. Now, they've been awarded $1 and Google is officially labeled a trespasser.
Photographer Jim Lo Scalzo has captured the scorched earth beauty of America's coal country. In the photo montage "Ghosts in the Hollow," Scalzo navigates through fog, Centralia fumes, and old coal sluices. No wonder The Road was filmed out there.
A university professor has invented a computer program with crystal ball powers, only its channel is tuned purely to predicting the probability of murders—specifically, if inmates at a Pennsylvanian prison will ever kill again.
Due to longstanding and elaborate liquor laws, it is not particularly easy to buy booze in Pennsylvania. But now the state's trying to make it a little bit easier—with ID-swiping, breathalyzer-sporting wine bottle vending machines.
It looks like a Pennsylvanian has found a way to allow saltwater to burn when it's being exposed to the proper frequencies. Can you say new fuel source? No? How about "We don't know if this works or not." Yea, me too. [Wired]