6 Famous Novels Penned in Under a Month

Jill Harness

It’s National Novel Writing Month! Some people criticize the concept, claiming that novels written in under a month aren’t going to be worth the paper they're printed on.

Tony LaRussa's Place in Game Show History

Colin Patrick

On Friday, Tony LaRussa won the third World Series championship of his 33-year Major League managing career.

Our Readers' Best Halloween Costumes

Andréa Fernandes

At the beginning of the month, we asked for photos of your best Halloween costumes — the geeky ones, the nerdy ones, the ones of which you're particularly proud.

4 BR, 2 BA, 1 Ghost: What the Law Says About Selling Haunted Houses

Matt Soniak

My girlfriend and I have been watching FX’s new horror-drama American Horror Story for the last few weeks (we agree that it’s OK, and any shortcomings are made up for by the presence of Mrs.

The Extraordinary Catalog of Peculiar Inventions

Chris Higgins

Julia Suits has assembled a book filled with ads for real prank machines used in fraternal lodges in the early part of the 20th century, complete with an introduction by David Copperfield.

The Making of Michael Jackson's Thriller

Colin Patrick

When the 14-minute long short film known simply as Michael Jackson’s Thriller came out back in 1983, it forever revolutionized the music video industry.

Heavy Duty Rock and Roll

David K. Israel

I was at The Los Angeles County Museum of Art yesterday and there was some construction going on.

10 Great Crafts to Make Your DIY Halloween Extra Spooky

Jill Harness

Decorating for Halloween can be a lot of fun, but it can also get down right expensive, especially if you want a lot of variety.

Brain Game: Math Square #96

Please pay attention while traveling today, and keep an eye out for all those excited kids (and adults) who will be out and about for the Halloween holiday.

Morning Cup of Links: Halloween Questions

Miss Cellania

Android Dreams. A lovely time-lapse video of Shinjuku, Tokyo, set to the Blade Runner soundtrack. * 13 Most Bizarrely Shaped Islands on Earth.

10 Bloody, Gory, and Delectably Evil Horror-Themed Cakes

Jill Harness

Between the scorching hot ovens and easy-to-mess-up chemical reactions, many people find baking to be simply horrifying.

Last Chance to Get 15% Off Our 10th Anniversary Book!

Jason English

We've managed to stick around for ten years! Here's a book to celebrate.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

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

3 Famous Fires and the Lessons They Taught Us

Kara Kovalchik

October is Fire Prevention Month, and just because it's at an end is no reason to forget the related dangers.

Weekend Links: Giving Star Trek the "Make It Work!" Treatment

Allison Keene

Extra! Extra!