At the Libraries: Book Covers That Didn't Get Used

Miss Kathleen

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.

Dietribes: Pepper Your Conversation

Allison Keene

• First things first: Differently colored peppers are not different peppers at all! Typically, they signify various stages of growth and maturity.

The Number of the Day: 115

Colin Patrick

As many as 115 acres of watermelon crop in the Jiangsu province of China have been lost due to the use of a growth accelerator called forchlorfenuron, which caused the fruit to grow so large that they

Armchair Sleuths: The Vidocq Society

Allison Keene

Recently I watched a great TV movie called "The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher," (also a book) based on a creepy and scandalous Victorian murder of a young boy in an English manor.

Siberia: What's in a Name?

Ransom Riggs

I've become increasingly fascinated with Siberia lately, that most evocative and extreme of geographies.

Brain Game: The Big Gift

Today's Wednesday Wordplay segment at the Brain Game is a word ladder, just aching for you to solve it.

Morning Cup of Links: Night Terrors

Miss Cellania

Many items belonging to Ted Kaczynski (The Unabomber) are up for auction. Proceeds go to his victims, but does this sort of sale just glamorize his crimes?

The Shocking Truth About the Las Vegas Strip

Stacy Conradt

I'm going to Caesar's Palace this weekend. And the Palms Casino. I'll be flying in to McCarran International Airport.

The Cosby Sweater Project

Jason English

Here's one less thing for our interns to do. The Cosby Sweater Project is a Tumblr blog that's compiling photos of Huxtable family clothing from every episode, with a drawing to go with it.

The Late Movies: Norwegian Black Metal

Erica Palan

Happy Norwegian Constitution Day! In honor of the holiday, we're showcasing one of Norway's greatest (or at least most controversial) exports.

Buildings Made From Recycled Bottles

Jill Harness

Talk about a great way to recycle, these 14 buildings are actually constructed from plastic bottles that likely would have otherwise ended up in a landfill.

A Cross-Country Film Pilgrimage

Colin Patrick

Last week a bunch of you shared really interesting stories about movies filming in your area of the country.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children: Chapter Two

Ransom Riggs

In case you missed last week's post, my first novel is coming out June 7 and the beginning chapters are being made available online, one at a time.

What Does the FCC's Equal-Time Rule Actually Say?

Ethan Trex

© Bettmann/CORBIS Donald Trump’s rumored presidential candidacy has sparked fresh interest in the FCC’s equal-time rules. What would Trump’s candidacy mean for The Celebrity Apprentice?

8 Creative Periodic Tables

Miss Cellania

The Periodic Table of the Elements is a wonderful aid in understanding chemistry, if you understand the reasons the elements are sorted the way they are.