Folly of the Week – How the necktie industry saved Fathers Day

Each Friday, Andrew and friends will tell you about something that caught their attention this week – a song, a book, a video game. If you have suggestions for Folly of the Week, send it to us at inpraiseoffolly@gmail.com. In honor of Father's Day this weekend, here is an amusing article from Vox on the history of Father's Day, from it's initial inception in 1910 (shortly after the founding of...

Folly of the Week – The origins of fantasy accents and tropes

Each Friday, Andrew and friends will tell you about something that caught their attention this week – a song, a book, a video game. If you have suggestions for Folly of the Week, send it to us at inpraiseoffolly@gmail.com. Every week the A.V. Club solicits contributions from its readers for interesting articles found around the internet. This week's entry involved the origins of the...

Folly of the Week – Musical Theatre Edition

Each Friday, Andrew and friends will tell you about something that caught their attention this week – a song, a book, a video game. If you have suggestions for Folly of the Week, send it to us at inpraiseoffolly@gmail.com. It's the end of the year, so many news outlets and blogs are publishing their 'Best of 2015' lists for everything from TV to Gadgets. I've browsed many of these over the...