Escape is an ancient word, escapism, a modern one, and the designation of a genre—“escape literature”—dates to the 1930s.
A distinctly American restlessness is inspiring some to abandon the idea of a permanent home, while others are displaced by harsh realities.
The "Rest Cure" for women is notorious. But the "West Cure" for men, though little known today, is a fundamental part of American mythology.
If you're concerned about the internet's effects on the world and on yourself, unplugging might not be the answer.
In the 19th century, bucolic, park-like cemeteries started cropping up on the outskirts of American cities.
Inky the Octopus made one of the natural world's most daring escapes when he somehow breached his tank to get to the Pacific. But how did he do it?
In the 1950s and 1960s, families planning for the apocalypse often took a homespun approach.
Harry Houdini wasn't always famous for his daring escapes. A look at how the humble Hungarian immigrant became the world's most famous magician.
From shedding skin to making slime to shooting blood out of their eyes, these animals have defense mechanisms that are convincing, to say the least.
There might be a reason why being out in nature can put you in a naturally better mood. A new study researched the psychological benefits of ocean views.
The modern artist's retreat has roots in industrial-era utopian communes.
The first summer camps presented themselves as an natural alternative to encroaching industrial society.