The Late Movies: STOP IT

Chris Higgins

Stop It is a parody of the the A&E show Intervention. The show was created by Mike Rose for Channel 101, and ten short episodes were created before it was cancelled.

The Origins of 8 Classic Board Games

Keith Law

Continuing our look at the history of board games, here are the histories of some more modern classic games, from backgammon to Scrabble to Hex. 1.

The Quick 10: 10 Surprisingly Interesting Facts About your Computer Mouse

Stacy Conradt

With the rate touch screen technology is advancing, it probably won’t be long before using a keyboard and mouse is the computer equivalent of keeping an 8-track player in your car.

From Old Trash to Massive Cash

Colin Patrick

Here is yet another amazing tale to give hope to anyone who watches Antiques Roadshow and dreams that a seemingly worthless item might be a priceless relic.

No, THIS is How Michael Caine Speaks

Chris Higgins

In today's bit of absurd comedy awesomeness, comedians Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan present dueling Michael Caine impersonations.

Dietribes: Ready to Chowder Down?

Allison Keene

• According to the Oxford English Dictionary: Chowder comes from the French, chaudiere, meaning pot.

HTML5 and the future of the Web

David K. Israel

There's been a lot of talk lately about the future of the Web.

Beautiful Decay: A Castle in Spain

Ransom Riggs

Last month I wrote about Abandoned Psych Wards Photographers Love Sneaking Into, and mentioned that my buddy Martino is one of my favorite urban explorer photographers.

Modern Uses for Morse Code

Jill Harness

Have you ever wondered what place Morse Code has in our modern society? While this means of communication is largely ignored these days, it still survives in some of the strangest ways.

Why Chicago Should Be Called Phoenix

the mag

Brain Game: It's a Kind of Magic

A friend's daughter asked me to put together a Harry Potter puzzle to coincide with the opening of the seventh film in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One.

Morning Cup of Links: Texas Dreidel

Miss Cellania

The Landsat 5 and Landsat 7 satellites are sending back images of Earth in false color.

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Mangesh & Jason

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The Late Movies: Rocking out on the FAO Schwarz Piano

Erica Palan

After Tom Hanks and Robert Loggia played "Heart and Soul" and "Chopsticks" on FAO Schwarz's giant piano in Big, the instrument became a New York landmark.

The Quick 10: 10 Cool Harry Potter Costumes

Stacy Conradt

With the first half of Deathly Hallows coming out this week, I bet there are lots of Potterphiles out there who already have their tickets for the midnight showing.