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Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

The Quick 10: 10 Celebrity Artists

Stacy Conradt

I went to an art show last night for some local artists, including Shawn Crahan. Maybe you don't know the name, but you've probably heard of his band: Slipknot.

7 Great Misconceptions About Australia

Mark Juddery

As an Australian, I'm greeted with open arms whenever I go overseas. It's great to be liked"¦ but though I hate to admit it, there are a few things people get wrong about us.

Friday Happy Hour: I Have a (Recurring) Dream

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.

11 Famous Actors and the Big TV Roles They Turned Down

Kara Kovalchik

Dana Delany as Carrie Bradshaw? Cosmo Kramer as Monk? Here's a look at 11 actors who passed on some of TV's most popular shows. 1. Bridget Fonda as Ally

Morning Cup of Links: Abandoned Subway Stations

Mario Marsicano

Happy National Comic Book Day, everyone! Hope it's a great one for you. * Speaking of comic books, is there a superhero that Hollywood ISN'T making a movie about?

"Cosmos" Documentary, Auto-Tuned Vocals by Carl Sagan, ft. Stephen Hawking (Seriously)

Chris Higgins

I hereby present the most awesome thing I've seen all year: an autotuned remix of an episode of Carl Sagan's Cosmos.

Microscopic Artwork by Willard Wigan

Jill Harness

Willard Wigan is not your average sculptor and the photo above is not Photoshopped. His tools consist of a microscope and fibers to sculpt miniature figures on the head of pins.

Brain Game: Produce

To end the Brain Game week, here's a logic puzzle. Adept solvers might get this one without a grid, but it'll be necessary for most of us.

The Late Movies: Windows 7 Parties (And Other Awful Infomercials)

Mark Arminio

The latest OS offering from Microsoft is Windows 7 and the company has been running a mad media blitz, with a slew of commercials showing its ease of use.  However, I came across a gem the other day&

The Quick 9: Nine Capitals of the United States

Stacy Conradt

Washington, D.C., hasn't always been the political center of the United States.

No Signal: When Movies Use Cell Phone Signal Loss to Heighten Drama

Chris Higgins

No Signal is a YouTube "supercut" of various movie moments in which the protagonists find themselves without a cell phone signal -- you can bet a murderer/terrorist/alien is right around the

5 Things You Didn't Know About Mikhail Prokhorov

Ethan Trex

It looks like Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov has reached a deal to buy the floundering New Jersey Nets. What's Prokhorov's story, though?

Ransom Riggs' Strange Geographies

Jason English

One of our most popular regular features is Ransom Riggs' "Strange Geographies." In case you're new to the site or weren't able to stop by every day this summer, here's t

Treating Brain Injuries With Booze?

Meghan Holohan

The word "whiskey" comes from the Gaelic word usquebaugh, which means "water of life" (anyone know how you get "whiskey" from usquebaugh?) A recent study by Ali Salim at