Morning Cup of Links: Classical Salsa

Miss Cellania

It took a lot of energy to make the leap from single-cell microbes to complex organisms.

At the Libraries: Literary Tattoos

Miss Kathleen

Every Wednesday, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there's something fun going on in your local library, leave us a

The Late Movies: Feist's "The Reminder"

Chris Higgins

Musician Leslie Feist released the album The Reminder in 2007. I was recently reminded that it's still awesome, so tonight, here are live versions of all its songs, in album order.

The Quick 10: 10 Ghosts Lurking at the White House

Stacy Conradt

We live in an old house, and I occasionally see things out of the corner of my eye that make me wonder.

Gourmet Jell-O Shots

Jill Harness

If you thought this picture depicts truffles, candies or tiny cakes, you'd be forgiven for being wrong.

Amenities Available at the Original "Big Rock Candy Mountain"

Chris Higgins

The song "Big Rock Candy Mountain" describes a hobo's paradise, featuring all the things a good hobo needs -- from lakes of whiskey to cigarette trees and lax law enforcement.

A Short History of Long-Haired Music: The Classical Era, part 1

David K. Israel

If you missed our previous installments, check out A Short History of Long-Haired Music archives. Wait a second, The Classical Era?

Dietribes: Halloween Candy

Allison Keene

• 9 billion kernels of candy corn are manufactured for each Halloween, but they don't all end up in snack packs or bowls.

The Number of the Day: 35,000,000

Jason English

According to the National Confectioners Association, roughly 35 million pounds of candy corn will be produced this year.

The Girl Who Grew Lincoln’s Beard

Matt Soniak

Abraham Lincoln is undoubtedly one of the most easily recognizable people in U.S. history.

The Chicest Falcon Hoods Around

Jill Harness

Have you considered taking up falconry, but been put off by how bland the typical bird hoods are?

Brain Game: Rural to Urban

By changing one letter at a time to form different English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert TOWN into CITY in the fewest steps possible.

Gravity-Defying Tea and Disappearing Ice Cream

Ransom Riggs

When you order a hot dog from a street vendor in the USA, the guy slaps the dog in a bun and hands it to you. And it's delicious. And that's it.

Morning Cup of Links: Space Coffee

Miss Cellania

Memoirs of a Bullied Kid. A father shares his memories, his recovery, and his advice for helping our children. * Dog is a story told in ten parts, but it's a quick read.

The Late Movies: The Letter People

Erica Palan

Remember The Letter People? Invented in 1972 as part of literacy program, these guys are a major memory from my childhood.