Weekend Links: Shoelaces That Tie Themselves

Allison Keene

As mentioned yesterday morning on Wait, Wait!

10 Provocative Questions About Raising Chickens…Answered!

the mag

by Megan Wilde 1. Where do chickens come

The Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing all week, here's what you

Weekend Links: Jumping the Shark

Allison Keene

I have a thing for pie graphs, and this one showing the most common jobs portrayed in movies (jaded cop, anyone?) is well worth a look.

10 Headlines from 9/11/01

Jason English

We spent the summer of 2001 chastising Gary Condit, mourning Mr. Belvedere, and pardoning Microsoft.

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

The Late Movies: The Tetris Theme

Miss Cellania

The theme from the video game Tetris is one we'll always recognize. It's an 8-bit version of the old Russian folk song Korobeiniki. Tetris just made it into a worldwide favorite.

The Quick 10: 10 Bizarre Barbies

Stacy Conradt

I wasn't much into Barbies when I was growing up, and the ones I did have were pretty predictable: Movie Star Barbie, Miss America Barbie, that sort of boring thing.

Behind the Scenes of SNL's Weekend Update

Colin Patrick

Saturday Night Live fanatics have had plenty of gossip to discuss lately - with Will Forte and Jenny Slate leaving the cast, several new members joining the fray, and now the news that Amy Poehler wil

A Visit to a Soviet-era Arcade

Chris Higgins

Connal Hughes and Anjel Van Slyke made their way to the Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines in Moscow, and documented their experience in great detail -- with photos and descriptions of every game (inclu

What Part of Your Job Do You Hate Most?

Jason English

Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.

Desert Monet: Emily Kngwarreye

Andréa Fernandes

Last Friday marked the 14th anniversary of the death of Emily Kame Kngwarreye (1910-1996), an Australian Aboriginal artist.

Vertical Vegetation

Jill Harness

Some people have a hard enough time keeping their front yard or flower gardens alive, but others can do just about anything with the right plant.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Breaking in to Steal ...Bacon! A man burglarized a house in Redhill, Surrey, England Saturday and stole a telephone and a package of bacon. That's all he took.

Weird Website(s) of the Week: Sad Don Drapers Love to Party

Ransom Riggs

Today's weird website is a two-fer, and they're both equally weird.