In space, no one can hear you scream

David K. Israel

The title of my post today comes from the Alien movie poster—it's the film's tagline, if you recall.

8 Weird and Wonderful Local Festivals

Miss Cellania

Some years ago, I wrote about 8 Wacky Fall Festivals, which didn't even scratch the surface of the roster of odd municipal celebrations around the USA.

Brain Game: Drawing Near

It's time once again to Think Thursday at the Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: Highlining

Miss Cellania

Preserving human history in a National Park.

The Stories Behind 6 Famous Slogans

Stacy Conradt

Though some of the greatest advertising slogans in history seem relatively simple ("Just Do It" is only three words, after all), most of the time, they're anything but.

5 Famous Riots and the Art They Inspired

Haley Sweetland Edwards

With the chaos in the streets of London this week, we've been reading up on other riots in history.

The Late Movies: Muppets Singing Classic Songs

Chris Higgins

For your viewing pleasure, here are fourteen great Muppets performances -- some involving the original artists! Danny Boy The three least articulate Muppets share their brilliant, touching inter

6 Strange Cameras

David K. Israel

If there’s one thing I’ve learned over my years, it’s that people will try to put a camera in anything.

10 Town Names That Will Make You Hungry

Bill DeMain

Earlier this year, assembled a list of food-centric town names. It made us hungry. Here's how some of those places got those delicious monikers. 1. Hot Coffee,

Debt Free Zone: How Liechtenstein Manages to Live Within Its Means

Ethan Trex

As you may have heard, the United States’ gigantic national debt means we’re firmly in our creditors’ pockets. But what about countries on the opposite end of the spectrum?

Dietribes: Honey, I'm Home!

Allison Keene

• The color and flavor of honey differ depending on the bees’ nectar source (the blossoms).  In fact, there are more than 300 unique kinds of honey in the United States, originating from such diverse

Broetry: Poems for the Frat Boy in All of Us

Ransom Riggs

What? You don't have a frat boy in you? Well, you might get a kick out of Brian McGackin's (AKA the "Broet Laureate's") slender-but-fun volume of poems anyway.

"Inception" in 60 Seconds

Chris Higgins

Warning: full of Inception spoilers! Made for for Vancouver's Virgin Radio 95.3 Fake Film Festival, this one-minute movie retells the story of the 148-minute Inception.

Charles Schulz on the Peanuts Holiday Specials

Jason English

Here's an excerpt from the 1985 special It's Your 20th TV Anniversary, Charlie Brown. There are worse ways to spend six minutes this

Brain Game: It's More Than a Vitamin

A word ladder is the challenge for today's Wednesday Wordplay segment at the Brain Game.