I've spent many hours reading articles on Raymond Chen's blog, The Old New Thing. It is one of the most popular blogs on MSDN with content ranging from concerts at the Seattle Symphony to Win32 and marriage and native programming. Included are a number of interesting articles with, on or about C++.
Here is a small, curated selection:
The comments are often as entertaining (and informative) as the article, so don't forget to scroll down and read them.
The C++-exception-parameters need not be opaque as in the Old New post. Here they are, with the types deciphered: