Urban Legends: Strange, Funny, & Horrible, with a Moral

Urban legends are narratives about strange, funny, or horrible events that could have happened, the details of which change to fit particular locales and time periods, and which frequently contain a moral lesson. They help people amuse themselves, transmit cultural norms and values, and express commonly held fears.

Gossip Part 2: The Bad, the Good, and the Ugly

What's bad, what's good, and what's ugly about gossip.

Gossip Part 1: Portrait of a 20th-century Washington Gossip

"If you haven't got anything nice to say about anybody, come sit next to me."