How Do You Listen to Music?

Ransom Riggs

When was the last time you sat down in front of a stereo -- especially a real stereo, not just an iPod dock with the speakers six inches apart -- and did nothing but listen to music?

Brain Game: Math Square #28

The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9. Each digit should appear only once in this main grid. Two of these numbers are already provided for you.

The Pigeon Posts His Fan Mail

Jason English

In last week's edition of At the Libraries, Miss Kathleen linked to the blog of beloved children's book author Mo Willems.

Morning Cup of Links: Chicken Monkey Duck

Miss Cellania

Guided by Parasites: Toxoplasma Modified Humans. The parasite that hijacks rats to get to cats also has strange effects on the human brain. NSFW text.

The Tunnel That Saved Bosnia

the mag

by Robert Isenberg In the aftermath of the Cold War, Bosnia became a red-hot battleground teetering on the edge of destruction—until one man and his family dug their countrymen to

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

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

The Weekend Links: Sunday Edition

Allison Keene

Starting things off with some moolah: a collection of very strange currencies from around the world (including giant stones whose value is determined by age and how many died transporting it!) * Loo

The Weekend Links: Saturday Edition

Allison Keene

From Kevin, "This seemed significantly flossy enough, what with its combination of mummies, humor, archaeology and puppets.

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

The Late Movies: Laughter

Miss Cellania

Some people have strange laughs and are ashamed of them. Others are happy to share, especially when they can't help themselves!

Tiny Cars, Big Prices: 5 Really Expensive Toy Cars

Rob Lammle

For over 50 years, kids have spent their summer afternoons playing with toy cars sporting the Matchbox or Hot Wheels logos.

Amazing Facts, 140 Characters at a Time

Jason English

Just a quick reminder that we're on Twitter. (Facebook, too.) That is

Chris Higgins on This American Life

Chris Higgins

It's shameless self-promotion time! I've been working on a story for my favorite radio show, This American Life, for the past few months.

What's On Your Summer Reading List?

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.

The LeBron James Sweepstakes

Bud Shaw

These are anxious times in the city of Cleveland where a downtown banner in honor of two-time NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James proclaims, "Born Here. Raised Here. Plays Here.