8 Library Cats

Miss Cellania

Libraries are wonderful places for people who love books, and wonderful places for cats to meet book lovers.

Word fun in Nabokov's Lolita

David K. Israel

If you're a fan of word play, you probably already know how much fun Nabokov had penning Lolita.

Brain Game: Old Man McLanderstone

We return to the local accounting firm of McLanderstone & Associates. You remember the company's four principal employees: Ron Barley, Don Harley, Jon Karley, and Lon Parley.

Morning Cup of Links: Human Echolocation

Miss Cellania

The 7 Most Bizarrely Unlucky People Who Ever Lived.

The Late Movies: Remembering Jay Bennett

Ransom Riggs

Jay Bennett was an extraordinarily talented multi-instrumentalist who co-created many of the band Wilco's best songs, and he passed away a few days ago, in his sleep, at age 45.

How Did You Know? - {day 5}

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

The Quick 10: It Was 42 Years Ago Today...

Stacy Conradt

Today is a really important day in music history "“ for the world at large and for me personally. It's the 42nd anniversary of the day the Beatles' Sgt.

Top 10 Stories Published in May

Jason English

Top 10 Stories Originally Published in May 2009 1. The Strange Early Jobs of 23 Famous People, by Ethan Trex 2. 6 Movies With Far More Depressing Alternate Endings, by Danny

Documentaries I Like: David Lynch's Interview Project

Chris Higgins

David Lynch and his son Austin have just launched a web series called Interview Project.

Where Are They Now? Dot-Com CEOs

Mario Marsicano

Much has been written about the iconic American brands that have recently left the corporate landscape.

Spinal Tap: Back from the Dead

Ransom Riggs

You may wonder how a band that never really existed in the first place can have a reunion tour.

How Big Is The Library of Congress?

Matt Soniak

The Library of Congress was established 209 years ago when President John Adams signed an Act of Congress that approved the appropriation of $5,000 for the purchase of "such books as may be neces

A Medical Tricorder for Homeland Security

Miss Cellania

A tricorder is the high-tech scanning device in the Star Trek universe that analyzes things at a distance.

Brain Game: McLanderstone at the Movies

(Cue organ music.) We return to the local accounting firm of McLanderstone & Associates.

Morning Cup of Links: Space Monkeys

Miss Cellania

On the Street and On Facebook: The Homeless Stay Wired.