R2-D2, GOB Bluth & Other Fictional Folks Who Stopped by Sesame Street

Joe Hennes

Hundreds of celebrities have appeared as themselves on Sesame Street, but plenty of popular fictional characters have made cameos as well.

Craigslist by the Numbers: 10 You Need to Know

David K. Israel

95 Craigslist started as a tech mailing list in 1995, which quickly morphed into a place where tech recruiters posted job listings.

Dead Fly Art

Jill Harness

Swedish photographer Magnus Muhr makes great cartoons from dead flies placed strategically on paper.

Holocaust Hero Chiune Sugihara

Miss Cellania

Chiune Sugihara was born on January 1st, 1900, and lived to make his mark on the twentieth century. Thousands of people owe their lives in part to his willingness to buck authority.

Brain Game: Math Square #3

Readers requested a more difficult Math Square challenge, so we reduced the "free" numbers in this puzzle from two to only one.

Morning Cup of Links: Man Caves

Miss Cellania

The recruitment, training, deployment, and finally the homecoming of an American soldier. Ian Fisher was followed and photographed for 27 months to complete the entire story.

The Late Movies: 10 Elliott Smith Songs

Chris Higgins

In honor of today's post on the Elliott Smith documentary Strange Parallel, here's a collection of Elliot Smith playing some of his best songs. Smith died on October 21, 2003, at age 34.

Documentaries I Like: Strange Parallel (Elliott Smith)

Chris Higgins

I'm a little shocked that I've gone so many years being an Elliott Smith fan, and living in Portland (where it is contractually obligated that you be an Elliott Smith fan), but had never hea

The Quick 10: 10 Really Bizarre Soap Opera Plots

Stacy Conradt

I don't watch soap operas these days, but every now and then I hear about a particularly strange event in Salem or Port Charles.

Worth More Dead Than Alive: 5 Famous Grave Robberies

Rob Lammle

After Michael Jackson passed away, his family decided to bury him inside Forest Lawn Memorial Park, a private, gated cemetery where many musicians, actors, and other celebrities are buried.

Dietribes: Water Water Everywhere! Part Two

Allison Keene

For those of you whose thirst wasn't quenched with the last Dietribes, here's another round of water facts for you to paddle, wade, swim or float through: "¢ Worried about drinking y

xkcd: the exclusive interview

David K. Israel

A fan of Randall Munroe's brilliant webcomic xkcd?

Brain Game: Deliriously Raw

Thanks for trying today's puzzle. In this age of the Internet, devout fans often refer to multi-word titles of albums, films, and TV shows by their abbreviations.

Morning Cup of Links: Housekeeping Cats

Miss Cellania

You can get a taste for what it was like to live through historical moments by watching converted film footage, news reports, historic speeches, sports coverage, and even famous musical performances w

Dirty Campaigning in the Roaring Twenties: Hoover vs. Smith

Joseph Cummins

One year ago today, Barack Obama was elected President of the United States. If you thought last year's campaign was dirty, Joseph Cummins, author of Anything for a Vote, has a story for you.