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Dietribes: Lollipop Lollipop, oh lolli Lollipop

Allison Keene

"¢Â Edible candy on a stick has been around for centuries in many forms, though the "lolly pop" as we now know it was fashioned in the 1920s.

Adam Chodikoff: Investigative Humorist

David K. Israel

[caption id="attachment_35247" align="alignleft" width="561" caption="Adam Chodikoff at Comedy Central offices. - Photo By Talaya Centeno (for

Today's Lunchtime Quiz...

Jason English

Today's Lunchtime Quiz will be delayed one (1) hour. But if you're in a quiz-taking mood right now, here's a link to our Top 100 Quizzes. That should tide you over for a

60 Springsteen Facts for Bruce's 60th Birthday

Matt Soniak

I've said before that I love Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band the same way a dog loves its master: unconditionally, and with the sort of enthusiasm that makes gratuitous slobbering forgiva

Why Kafka Makes You Smarter

Meghan Holohan

"As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic vermin." The first line of Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis immediately launche

Morning Cup of Links: Mister Softee Gets Tough

Mario Marsicano

Wednesday means it's Top Chef day. (I think Mike V. takes it this season). Here's a Where Are They Now?

Brain Game: Hearing Sights

For today's Brain Game, you'll attempt to transform the word EARS into the word EYES by changing one letter per line to form new words, leaving all other letters in their original position

Duck Hunt Artwork

Jill Harness

Anyone who grew up in the eighties has at least some bit of nostalgia for the classic 8 bit games of the decade.

The Most Egregious Election in American History

Jenny Drapkin

Editor's Note: Yesterday, we put up a story from our archives about hero-worship of Rutherford B. Hayes in Paraguay. "Repost old articles about Rutherford B.

The Late Movies: Dream Sequences

Mario Marsicano

Mad Men fans know that before this week's amazing episode (full of tractor accidents, taxidermied snakes and clandestine hotel magnate meetings), we had an episode dedicated almost exclusively to

The Quick 10: 10 Facts About the U.S. Capitol Building

Stacy Conradt

I admit it "“ I'm reading the new Dan Brown book.

Vonnegut Reads "Breakfast of Champions," 3 Years Before Publication

Chris Higgins

Now this is a find. The 92nd Street Y Podcast (iTunes link) presents a variety of interesting lectures that have taken place at, you guessed it, the 92nd Street Y in New York.

A Belated Goodbye to Guiding Light

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Last Friday marked the end of an era—a very long era—with the final episode of the world's longest running soap opera and continuous story, Guiding Light.

Strange Geographies: Ghost Towns of California

Ransom Riggs

I live in Los Angeles.

The Coolest Bus Stops on Earth

Jill Harness

Most public transit stops are so boring that you're lucky if you have a glass covering over the uncomfortable bench.