The Field of Dreams and Five Other Movie Pilgrimages You Can Make

Stacy Conradt

Whenever I’m traveling and people find out where I’m from, 90 percent of the time, the reaction is, “Iowa!

The Late Movies: Los Angeles Plays Itself

Chris Higgins

Los Angeles Plays Itself is an unusual documentary by film professor Thom Andersen, about how Los Angeles is portrayed in movies.

What Happened When Turkmenistan's President for Life Died?

Haley Sweetland Edwards

© Tim Brakemeier/dpa/Corbis When Saparmurat Niyazov died in 2006, Turkmenistan lost its so-called “President for Life.” During his 16-year reign over this impoverished Central Asian country, Niyazo

At the Libraries: One Pumpkin to Rule Them All

Miss Kathleen

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.

Dietribes: Celery (or, "I'm Being Stalked!")

Allison Keene

• When someone mentions "celery" as an eating option to me my first response is to scoff and say "boring." But maybe boring's not so bad - after all, a celery tonic was once p

12 Songs that mention other songs or artists

David K. Israel

This is clearly not a definitive list. I encourage you all to help us build the list by leaving your additions in the comments

NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos

Chris Higgins

NOVA's "The Fabric of the Cosmos" premieres tonight, November 2, at 9pm ET/PT on most PBS stations.

Brain Game: Not So Civil

Today, the Brain Game brings you a new Word Ladder challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Spider Porn

Miss Cellania

Nina Sandlin takes pictures of spider genitalia in her spare time. Her spider porn collection is becoming a priceless tool for identifying arachnid species.

The Puzzle Art of Doug Powell

Jill Harness

There are plenty of artists out there whose work can be considered puzzling, but it's rare for any of them to actually make their art from puzzles.

How an Empty Dessert Plate Inspired the Frisbee

Stacy Conradt

Back in 1937, 17-year-old Fred Morrison and his girlfriend were keeping themselves entertained by throwing the lid to a popcorn tin back and forth.

The Late Movies: Songs About November

Erica Palan

Today marks the first day of November. We're still recovering from our Halloween candy hangover, so we're keeping things simple with tonight's Late Movies.

15 Patron Saints for Modern Situations

Andréa Fernandes

Today, the Catholic Church celebrates the Solemnity of All Saints, often referred to as All Saints' Day or All Hallows (hence October 31 is Halloween, a contraction of All Hallows' Evening).

10 McRib Facts

Adrienne Crezo

Here are ten fun facts about America’s favorite limited-time fast food sandwich.

What Defects the FDA Allows in 11 Types of Food

Haley Sweetland Edwards