Weekend Links: A Robot’s-Eye View of Mars

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NASA’s Curiosity Rover took a selfie on Mars.

With this handy GIF guide to Michael Jackson’s most famous dance move, you too can Moonwalk.

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In this literary map of the United States, the Northeast is Longfellow, Salinger, Emerson, and Poe; Cormac McCarthy dominates Texas, with O. Henry at a respectable second place; and Herman Melville, unsurprisingly, occupies the sea.

Foreign movie posters, like these 15 advertisements for classic Oscar winners, can sometimes help reveal how different cultures perceive American cinema. Other times, they’re just downright weird.

The graphic design and typography nerds out there will appreciate this look at great and not-so-great subway logos from around the world. While some do effectively convey the speed and ease of rail travel, others look better suited to airlines or Power Rangers.

These 10 actors should’ve fired their accent coaches.

What films have the current and former presidents screened in the White House movie theatre? Lots of war movies, cowboy movies, Naked Gun, and Field of Dreams, for starters.

Dumbphone, flexitarian, appletini, and tweetable are just a few of the words newly admitted to Oxford Dictionaries Online.

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