Celebrating the Almighty Juice Box

Ransom Riggs

I am one year older than juice boxes, and like a lot of Americans my age, I grew up drinking them.

The Late Movies: Authors Reading Their Own Works

Mark Arminio

There is music in words, a quiet and careful cadence that each author uses to create compelling works.

December 2014

Book Giveaway: 50 Women Artists You Should Know

Jason English

The book we're giving away today is 50 Women Artists You Should Know by Christiane Weidemann.

Joe Paterno on Retirement (in 1989)

Jason English

"There is considerable doubt, however, about whether Paterno will ever coach a full Big Ten schedule.

The Quick 10: Cleopatra

Stacy Conradt

It was"¦ a lot of years ago today that we Cleopatra committed suicide via asp. So the story goes, anyway (see fact #9 for more on that possible myth).

Uncovering the Secrets of In-N-Out

Jill Harness

If you have ever lived in California, you probably understand the true magic that is an animal-style In-N-Out double double.

Failed Utopia: Koreshan Unity Settlement

Chris Higgins

Cyrus Teed was a bit of a kook. Born in 1839, he became an eclectic physician and established a laboratory in which he carried out alchemical and electrical experiments.

Initials That Meant More Than They Realized

Ethan Trex

In 2010, New York City's Metropolitan Transit Authority announced that it would be rearranging some of its subway signs because they resembled a slightly naughty bit of internet slang.

Brain Game: Not Far from the Madden Crowd

I'm really looking forward to the 2010 NFL season as a much-needed distraction to end each week's long grind.

What's Wrong With Meh?

Ransom Riggs

"Meh" quietly entered our lexicon back in the early 2000s, when The Simpsons began to use it on a semi-regular basis.

Morning Cup of Links: The Next Picasso

Colin Patrick

The late night talk show drama earlier this year made a lot of people pine for the days of Johnny Carson.

The Number of the Day: 1,943

Jason English

With a depth of 1,943 feet, Oregon's Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States. Related Fact: According to Wired, Crater Lake was first measured in 1886 using a crank and piano wire

The Late Movies: Solar Eclipses

Chris Higgins

I've personally only seen solar eclipses in the classroom, generally using complex pinhole projection devices designed to keep little-kid eyes safe.

The Quick 10: 10 Awesome Ways to Quit Your Job

Stacy Conradt

I've never been a flight attendant, but I have worked retail, which must be almost as infuriating.