The Quick Nine: Nine Food Trucks

Stacy Conradt

Like the ice cream trucks of yesteryear (I hear they're still around, but not in my neighborhood), food trucks roam around cities bringing delicious goodness right to people.

The Late Movies: Harvard Class Day Speakers

Erica Palan

In 1968, the Senior Class Committee at Harvard University began inviting its own speaker to Class Day.

Everywhere a Sign: Roadway Signage Explained

Kara Kovalchik

Whether on a road trip or the daily commute, we’re all constantly confronted with a barrage of signs.

How to Tweet Without Really Trying

Chris Higgins

The site That can be my next tweet analyzes your previous Twitter activity (assuming your account is public) and gives you back a "next tweet." The site appears to be using a Markov chain p

How Are Q Scores Calculated?

Ethan Trex

When celebrities go off the deep end, we’ll hear folks say they've “damaged their Q rating.” What does that really mean? What is a Q Score in the first place?

Comedians as Superheroes

Colin Patrick

As a self-professed comedy nerd I treat my favorite humorists with the reverence typically reserved for superheroes.

The Lion of Gripsholm Castle

Miss Cellania

Swedish blogger Ulrika Good posted a story about a king and his lion that captured the internet, and turned a Swedish meme into an international sensation.

Brain Game: Lighten Up

Here's a Tuesday Test Time to occupy a bit of your time.

The World's Largest Indoor Photo: 360-degree Library Porn

Ransom Riggs

Bibliophiles rejoice!

Morning Cup of Links: Human Space Flight

Miss Cellania

Fifty years ago today, the first human being was launched into space. A new movie named First Orbit will premiere today on YouTube to honor the occasion.

The Quick 10: Boston Marathon Facts

Stacy Conradt

I'm out again next week, and once again, the lovely Adrienne Crezo will be keeping you entertained and educated.

What's Soderbergh Watching?

Chris Higgins

Public radio show Studio 360 recently spoke to Steven Soderbergh about what he reads, watches, paints, and directs. The result is this PDF showing what he did in 2010 and 2011 through late March.

Unbelievable Images of Dew Drops

Jill Harness

Last month, Environmental Graffiti posted some absolutely stunning images of drops of water with gorgeous reflections inside.

Calming the Font Wars

Colin Patrick

We’re all aware of just how much anger the Comic Sans font can inspire here on the world wide web.

A Story Written on the Back of a Doll

Ransom Riggs

So I have this novel coming out in a few months, and the publisher has asked me to make a book trailer for it.