Surfing the Web at 300 Baud

Chris Higgins

So...let's say you have an old modem, but you want to get on the web. Sucks to be you, 56k dialup is painfully slow, end of story -- right? Well, normally that'd be the case.

What's Britain's Smelliest Cheese?

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Yes, Wallace & Gromit fans, there is such a thing as Stinking Bishop.

The Quick 10: Santa Monica Pier

Stacy Conradt

One of the things I really loved about L.A. is how easy it is to transport yourself to a totally different environment.

6 Movies With Far More Depressing Alternate Endings

Danny Gallagher

Hollywood test audiences are always giving low ratings to movies with depressing endings, sending them back to the editing room for a little "cheering up." But it's not just the grainy

5 Alternative Teaching Methods

Scott Allen

Traditional schools "“ with their lectures, homework, and report cards "“ aren't for everyone. Here are five alternative approaches to education. 1.

5 "Fathers" You Didn't Know You Had

Ransom Riggs

5. Gary Gygax, the father of role playing

How Did You Know? - {day 2}

David K. Israel

Play for your chance to WIN a $100 shopping spree in our store! We're back with another 5-day trivia hunt! First let's meet our current champions, and big $100 winners, Hoang-Kim Vu, Ros

Brain Game: Roll 'em!

It's getting increasingly rare to see a consumer making a retail store purchase with cash; plastic (either credit or debit) seems the preferred method in this day and age.

Morning Cup of Links: 6th Grade Sex Ed

Miss Cellania

NPR has an excerpt from Brent Jeffs' book about growing up in a family of one father, four mothers, twenty children, and more cousins than he can count. There's also an audio interview.

Get Your Gotch

Andréa Fernandes

Earlier this month marked the 78th anniversary of the death of Thomas Cooper Gotch (1853-1931).

The Late Movies: Backyard Mishaps

Mario Marsicano

This past weekend was the unofficial start of summer. Let's continue the summer theme with some backyard mishaps.

The Quick 10: 10 Facts About Grauman's Chinese Theater

Stacy Conradt

I'm back from my trip and have lots of flossy goodness to share with you all week, starting with one of the most well-known tourist traps in L.A.

Is Texting Ruining Our Children?

Chris Higgins

Monday's New York Times included an article on the purported dangers of texting (or text-message-sending, for you grumpy older folks).

How to Sleeveface

Ransom Riggs

Finally, there's a use for all those LPs that have been collecting dust in your closet: sleeveface!

Why does Cuba let the U.S. keep a military base on its soil?

Ethan Trex

The short answer is that the United States got a really great lease on Guantanamo Bay.