On Quitting


On Quitting


Dietribes: Gnocchi For You

Allison Keene

"¢Â "Gnocchi," a kind of traditional potato dumpling, means "lumps" in Italian (how ... appetizing).

Why Are Cell Phones Banned On Flights?

David K. Israel

As most people know, cell phones are a big no-no during landing and takeoff. What most people don't know, however, is

Weird Website of the Week: Superuseless Superpowers

Ransom Riggs

Not every superhero gets to leap over tall buildings in a single bound or stop speeding bullets -- for every Superman, there's a Swamp-Man or a Matter-Eater Lad, the superfreaks you just have to

Artist Renditions Of TMNT

Jill Harness

Comic artist Stephen Pfeil recently posted his interpretations of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as the master artists they were named for would have intended them to look.  On top of Leonardo, Mic

Brain Game: Are You Bright?

Here's a Brain Game for Wednesday.

Morning Cup of Links: Horror Mirrors

Miss Cellania

After years of delays, the world's largest commercial airplane took its first test flight Monday.

The Late Movies: Book Cart Drill Teams

Erica Palan

Two weeks ago, I wrote about librarians busting moves to Michael Jackson's "Thriller." In that post, I mentioned the 2008 Book Cart Drill Team Champions, Santa Monica's Well-Stacke

The Quick 10: The Beatles' Ed Sullivan Debut

Stacy Conradt

As a big Beatles fan, I sure wish I was there 46 years ago when the Fab Four appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time.

Video: Inside the Chernobyl "Zone of Alienation"

Chris Higgins

On April 26, 1986 a massive accident occurred at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in what is now the Ukraine.

Hadacol, the Last of the Medicine Shows

Miss Cellania

Advertiser-supported entertainment is nothing new.

When Singing Sinatra Can Get You Killed

Ransom Riggs

There was a fascinating article in the New York Times the other day about violence in the Philippines and its thriving karaoke culture -- and the deadly problems that can crop up when it comes to Fran

14 Quirky College Donations (and the Strings Attached)

Ethan Trex

For most of us, college donations entail little more than occasionally dropping a small check in the mail after receiving repeated pleas for cash from our alma maters.

Tuesday Turnip

David K. Israel

In case you're not familiar with the Turnip, it's a whimsical Google search, wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting pages "turn-up." As always with thi

Bringing Tiny Models to Life

Jill Harness

The image above is undoubtedly impressive, but the really amazing thing about the picture is the fact that this place doesn't really exist.

Brain Game: The Perthshire Puzzle

Today's Brain Game is open-ended; there are several dozen correct answers, and your job is to find just one of them (preferably one that someone else hasn't already offered in the comments).