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Creating Melodramas in Silhouettes: Kara Walker

Andréa Fernandes

(This post was a week in the making, due to the overabundance of articles, reviews, and critiques on Walker and her art.) The American artist Kara Walker had achieved "both notoriety and accla

How Did You Know ringorang?

David K. Israel

Tune in Tuesday at noon ET for a special collaborative 5-day trivia Hunt with Ringorang, the cool real-time trivia game.

The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

Flossy faithful Becca has sent in a rather crackerjack link this week - for fellow fans of Star Trek and Monty Python, you have indeed reached your Holy Grail of Geekdom: a mashup of the two.

This Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

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

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

The Late Movies: Best of Conan

Leslie Threlkeld

Since the last episode of The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien airs tonight, here are some of Conan's best moments from his 16+ years with NBC, showcasing the qualities that make Conan, Conan

OkCupid Analyzes Online Dating Data; Surprising Conclusions Revealed

Chris Higgins

The online dating website OkCupid has performed a statistical analysis of the photos their users post, in order to study patterns.

The Quick 10: 10 Famous Authors Who Tried Scriptwriting

Stacy Conradt

During the holiday season, I was doing some research for a story and discovered that the uber-sarcastic Dorothy Parker did some work on the script for the saccharine and sappy It's a Wonderful Li

10 Tales of Warm-Weather Winter Olympians

Scott Allen

The Winter Olympics are traditionally dominated by athletes from countries where winter brings freezing temperatures and snow, but that hasn't stopped a number of athletes from more tropical clim

Some Facts About the Mac

Ransom Riggs

It was 26 years ago today that Apple's first Macintosh computer was announced to the world, via a still-famous commercial directed by Ridley Scott and aired during the 1984 Super Bowl.

What's Your Hometown's Claim to Fame?

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. Very casual.

Recyle Your Phones to Help Haiti

Jill Harness

Want to help the Red Cross' Haiti earthquake fund, but can't afford to donate money? Then consider donating your used or broken old cell phones to Phones for Haiti.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Fake Cop Arrested by Fake Prostitute A police detective in Detroit was posing as a prostitute in a sting operation Wednesday.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Margaret Thatcher

Ethan Trex

Margaret Thatcher was the tough-talking Conservative face of British politics throughout the 1980s.

Brain Game: Are You Ready?

This weekend's NFL games will decide who plays in the upcoming Super Bowl. As a hint, the answer to today's Brain Game is NOT one of the teams involved in the upcoming games.

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