The Late Movies: Dream Sequences

Mario Marsicano

Mad Men fans know that before this week's amazing episode (full of tractor accidents, taxidermied snakes and clandestine hotel magnate meetings), we had an episode dedicated almost exclusively to

The Quick 10: 10 Facts About the U.S. Capitol Building

Stacy Conradt

I admit it "“ I'm reading the new Dan Brown book.

Vonnegut Reads "Breakfast of Champions," 3 Years Before Publication

Chris Higgins

Now this is a find. The 92nd Street Y Podcast (iTunes link) presents a variety of interesting lectures that have taken place at, you guessed it, the 92nd Street Y in New York.

A Belated Goodbye to Guiding Light

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Last Friday marked the end of an era—a very long era—with the final episode of the world's longest running soap opera and continuous story, Guiding Light.

Strange Geographies: Ghost Towns of California

Ransom Riggs

I live in Los Angeles.

The Coolest Bus Stops on Earth

Jill Harness

Most public transit stops are so boring that you're lucky if you have a glass covering over the uncomfortable bench.

Morning Cup of Links: The 20 Worst Foods

Mario Marsicano

Happy Elephant Appreciation Day everyone! Now get out there and hug your favorite Republican. * Check out this slideshow of the 20 worst foods in America.

Brain Game: Bloody!

Enjoy today's Brain Game, and thanks for playing! O, SANGUINE BRAIN-TEASER is an anagram of the name of what nation and its capital city?

The Late Movies: Black Cab Sessions

Ransom Riggs

The Black Cab Sessions are a series of lo-fi, one-take performances by notable musicians, filmed for an internet audience in the back of black cabs as they ply the busy streets of London.

Rutherford B. Hayes: The National Hero of ... Paraguay?

Jenny Drapkin

In Rutherford B. Hayes' hometown of Delaware, Ohio, there's a memorial to the late U.S. president; it's a plaque that marks his birthplace, which is now a gas station.

The Quick 10: 10 Facts About Stephen King

Stacy Conradt

It's Stephen King's birthday! Do you suppose he's celebrating somewhere with a Bloody Mary?

Attention, People of Earth

Chris Higgins

The New Yorker brings us an important message from extraterrestrials, translated by writer Paul Simms. I'm just gonna start this dialog by emphasizing that everything's cool.

4 People With Super Memory

David K. Israel

What if you finished reading this article and remembered every detail of it for the rest of your life?

What Would Happen if You Fell Through the Earth, and Other Burning Questions

Ransom Riggs

Of course, falling all the way through the Earth is impossible, since its core is molten.

Morning Cup of Links: The Mattress Wallet

Mario Marsicano

Let's start with a rundown of all the Emmy winners.