Two Contests


Two Contests


The Late Movies: Stadium Demolitions

Erica Palan

Last week, after Texas Stadium was demolished, I emailed blog overlord Jason English to pitch this Late Movies about demolished stadiums.

The Quick 10: The Scrumdidlyumptious Roald Dahl

Stacy Conradt

Is there a kid out there who doesn't delight in the made-up words and fantastical worlds Roald Dahl created over the years?

Tonight on PBS: DIRT! The Movie

Chris Higgins

Airing tonight as part of the PBS series Independent Lens, check out DIRT!

Not-So-Famous Firsts: Ads for Feminine Products

Kara Kovalchik

Do you remember the first time you saw a live model wear a brassiere on a television commercial? It might not have been as long ago as you think.

More on Your Favorite Children's Books

Jason English

Today is Day Seven of Stacy Conradt's ten-day salute to our favorite children's books.

10 More Weird Clauses in Sports Contracts

Ethan Trex

We've taken a look at strange clauses in baseball contracts before, but since the NFL draft is quickly approaching, we're about to be inundated with another round of sports contract terms.

Surreal Knitting Art Photography

Jill Harness

How do you take knitting from grandma's sweater collection to the world of the surreal?

8 Marvelous Miniatures

Miss Cellania

If you've ever owned a dollhouse, you know how fascinating tiny little recreations can be. However, the world is more than a family home!

Tuesday Turnip

David K. Israel

In case you're not familiar with the Turnip, it's a whimsical Google search, wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting pages "turn-up." As always with thi

Brain Game: Mayhem

It's time for the Tuesday Brain Game:  Besides being six letters in length, what do these six-letter words all have in common? ashore, budget, damage, itself, option, teethe, zither   He

Morning Cup of Links: Gainers

Miss Cellania

So someone leaves a phone on a bar, someone else picks it up and plays with it, and the next thing you know Gizmodo is taking it apart and declaring that this disguised iPhone is a test model of the n

The Late Movies: Mark Romanek's Music Videos

Ransom Riggs

A few weeks ago I did a post all about one of my favorite directors of film, commercial and music videos, Jonathan Glazer. This week I want to focus on another favorite, Mark Romanek.

One Awesome Winner

Jason English

To promote The Book of Awesome, author Neil Pasricha shared a few new excerpts here last week, and invited you guys to share your own awesome things.

The Quick 10: The Boxcar Children

Stacy Conradt

I think this may have been the #1-requested series when I asked what books you wanted to know more about last week.

Why Does Mint Make Your Mouth Feel Cold?

Matt Soniak

Reader Lisa from Anderson, California, wrote in with a question: "Chew a piece of mint gum and then drink something. It seems colder. Why is