On Quitting


On Quitting


The Late Movies: Creative Dialogue Replacement

Ransom Riggs

It was only a matter of time before we got to this. presents: HDYK? - {day 5}

David K. Israel

It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt! Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are happy to bring you the next How Did You Know? sponsored by the extraordinary video sharing site

Playing Chess With Kubrick

Chris Higgins

Jeremy Bernstein (a professor of physics and occasional journalist) brings us a nice recollection of playing chess with Stanley Kubrick, covering the Fischer/Spassky chess match for Playboy using a ps

Life Advice From the Former President of Duke

Jason English

After Duke beat West Virginia to advance to the National Championship game, I approached our regulars with story ideas.

The Quick 10: 10 Quirks of Old Houses

Stacy Conradt

I love old houses.

Amazingly Realistic Digital Artwork

Jill Harness

Other than the armor and a few stray hairs, this guy looks like someone you might see walking down the street.

Brain Game: Math Square #19

The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9. Each digit should appear only once in this main grid. One of these numbers is already provided for you.

What Does the Future Hold for Libraries?

Ransom Riggs

With last weekend's release of the iPad, more pundits than ever are proclaiming the book an endangered species. Bookstores are closing left and right.

Morning Cup of Links: Parking Tickets

Miss Cellania

Pigeons outperform humans at the Monty Hall Dilemma. Ah, but they had an edge in that they got to practice all day instead of just thinking it through!

Born to Run: 7 Incredible Escape Stories

the mag

By Erik Sass If you're looking to make an unforgettable getaway, let Winston Churchill, Geronimo, and the slave who mailed himself to freedom show you the way. 1.

Easter with... the Duracell Bunny?

Kara Kovalchik

The Energizer Bunny was ripped off from a Duracell commercial? The outfits worn by Playboy Bunnies were the first patented work outfits?

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

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

The Weekend Links: Sunday Edition

Allison Keene

The ultimate couch potato accessory: a universal remote that doubles as a bottle opener (surely having liquid and electronics so close together isn't a great idea ...)

Star Wars Sound Effects Quiz

David K. Israel

So you say you know your Star Wars flicks when you hear 'em? Prove it. Our friends at posted my quiz today. Take the quiz

Inside the Augusta Cocoon

Bud Shaw

When Tiger Woods announced he'd make his comeback at the Masters, a British bookmaker immediately installed him as a 4-1 favorite.