It's been four long years since The National released their last album, 2013's Trouble Will Find Me. The band has been teasing Sleep Well Beast with strange clips and posters, which is due out September 8, 2017. "The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness" gives us a look at what to expect from their new album with its accompanying video, directed by Casey Reas,
Nothing says Christmas like a good old-fashioned brawl in the isles of some big-box store over the latest toy. From the Cabbage Patch scare of the 80s to the heightened tensions of the Tickle-Me-Elmo craze of the 00s, toy trends in America are one of the clearest barometers of our social health — or lack thereof. The latest in must-have useless plastic is the fidget spinner. But where did it come from? What is its history? The Nerdwriter digs deep into the mysterious origins of the newest toy fad.