On pens


On pens


Wolfgang's Vault

David K. Israel

Like live music? Of course you do. Know where to listen to thousands of legal concerts for free? presents: How Did You Know?

David K. Israel

It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt, with an all-new set of puzzles, prizes, and now, a major sponsor! Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are thrilled to announce that How Did You Know?

Illustrating Childhood: Maurice Sendak

Andréa Fernandes

"Feel Art Again" has gotten a little off schedule due to the plethora of information available about Ernie Barnes and Maurice Sendak.

This Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing all week, here's what you

The Sherlock Holmes Handbook: How to Disguise Yourself

Ransom Riggs

It's been well over a century since the first Sherlock Holmes adventure was published, and yet the master detective remains as popular as ever; witness the upcoming release of Holmes, starring Ro

The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

A sundry of spooky links this week: we begin with the curious case of Mary Roff and Lurancy Vennum. From Merinda, "Short version is ... Mary Roff was crazy and died.

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

What's With the Uniforms? The Stories Behind the AFL Throwbacks

Scott Allen

The eight charter members of the American Football League are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the league's launch by wearing throwback uniforms for select NFL games this season.

The Late Movies: Improv Everywhere

Mark Arminio

Improv Everywhere is a collection of artists who stage scenes in public places.

The Quick 10: 10 Halloween Traditions

Stacy Conradt

Most of us are pretty familiar with carving pumpkins and trick-or-treating, but there are plenty of other Halloween traditions out there.

The 5pm Quiz: State Nicknames

Jason English

Just how well do you know your states? Are you on a nickname basis? Let's find out. Take the Quiz: State

RIP Soupy Sales (1926-2009)

Kara Kovalchik

My addiction to television started very early and my parents were enablers, even though that term hadn't been coined at the time.

Friday Happy Hour: Fanatical Parents & School Assemblies

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.

The Origins of 6 Casino Favorites

Ethan Trex

Planning a trip to Vegas in the near future? Never forget that in the long run, the house always wins.

How To Make A Realistic Fairy

Jill Harness

Last week, Boing Boing helped introduce an incredibly wonderful Halloween decoration to its readers—a dead mummified fairy?