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Morning Cup of Links: Surprise Wedding Reception

Miss Cellania

The Bay Area R2 Builders make real working R2D2 units, which cost a ton of money and take years to make, but they get a lot of satisfaction from them. * Like a scene from a familiar Hitchcock movie,

The Greatest Artist Brazil Has Ever Produced: Candido Portinari

Andréa Fernandes

In our quest to feature a different artist from a different country in each installment of "Feel Art Again" this month, today's post highlights "the greatest artist Brazil has eve

The Late Movies: Wedding Bloopers

Mario Marsicano

Well, it's June, otherwise known as the wedding month. So for all you June brides out there, these wedding bloopers are for you. If he couldn't manage this, how will he handle the

The 5pm Quiz: WWF Superstars

Jason English

Remember those WWF Superstars action figures from the mid-to-late 1980s? Unless your answer is an unequivocal YES!, you should probably just move on. Take the Quiz: WWF

The Early Jobs of 13 Political Icons

Ethan Trex

Last week, we looked at the jobs held by various celebrities before they hit the big time. Today, we'll explore what some notable politicians did for cash before they ran for office.

The Quick 10: Big Ben Turns 150!

Stacy Conradt

On Sunday, everyone's favorite British Bell celebrated its sesquicentennial "“ yup, Big Ben turned 150.

The Last Moments of the Titanic

Kara Kovalchik

Millvina Dean, the last surviving Titanic passenger, has passed away at age 97. Dean was only nine weeks old and headed to the United States with her family when the legendary ship went down.

Live, Breaking News: Steve Wiebe Tries to Recapture Donkey Kong Record

Chris Higgins

Steve Wiebe, the hapless hero of the video game documentary King of Kong, is trying once again to beat Billy Mitchell's record on Donkey Kong. Why is this news?

Chapter 7 vs. Chapter 11: What's the Difference?

Ethan Trex

Earlier this week, General Motors filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. What exactly does that mean? And what's the difference between Chapter 11 and Chapter 7?

Who Was Your Favorite Teacher?

Ransom Riggs

Over the weekend, one of my favorite high school teachers passed away. She was Linda Janoff -- Mrs.

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.

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