Sam Gupton

Lastest Stories by Sam Gupton

As civilizations have evolved over the years, so have the jobs that cater to our wants and needs. Innovations have made some lines of work obsolete while also creating new ones. Some now-vanished...
Not even museum tickets are safe from inflation. Around the country, many museums have increased their cost of entry.  These exhibits of art, culture, history, and knowledge operate using a...
In some cities, apartments with pools and gyms are considered a luxury, while in others, fitness amenities are basically considered a nonnegotiable part of apartment living. To determine the cities...
“The Twilight Zone” brought TV audiences sci-fi, horror, fantasy, absurdism, and beyond, creating stories that excited, scared, and challenged viewers. Premiering in 1959, the series became known...
Weapons have evolved considerably over time. Those created most recently tend to be the deadliest – the deadliest weapon of all time was the 25-megaton hydrogen bomb. Bow and arrows were deadly...
Commuting is never fun, and a tedious drive can be made far worse by an accident. In some cities almost everyone drives to work, and all that commuting comes with accidents — and even the most...
This year the United States will celebrate its 246th birthday – but many of its oldest continuously occupied settlements far predate the founding of the country.  A few of the oldest towns...
Despite sometimes giving out warning signs, volcanic eruptions are unpredictable. Even relatively less explosive ones can cause significant damage and fatalities, like the Nevado del Ruiz eruption in...
Confucius is said to have advised “Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.” Getting even may seem irresistible to the wronged, but efforts for getting back at malefactors...
Nothing says America like a beef patty cooked to perfection, covered with condiments, and sandwiched inside a bun. We live in a land of burgers, and everyone’s preferences differ. The hamburger was...
Confucius is said to have advised “Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.” Getting even may seem irresistible to the wronged, but efforts for getting back at malefactors...
Suburbs became popular in the United States after World War II, when returning veterans, offered low-interest loans and favorable pricing, looked outside the big cities to escape the pollution,...
War never changes, right? Violence has been a hallmark of human behavior as far back as anyone knows. What has changed are the tools people use to carry out violence. Throughout the ages humankind...
Suburbs, residential areas detached but linked to nearby cities, have grown over the past century to represent family living for much of the population in the United States. Americans often choose...
J.K. Rowling unleashed a sensation when she published the first book in the Harry Potter series in 1997. Four years later, the young wizard’s adventures made it to the big screen and became a...