Morning Cup of Links: Chevy Chase as Indiana Jones?

Brian Abrams

Mail-order jet packs, build-your-own phonograph, and 11 more do-it-yourself kits (and their advertisements) that took some healthy stabs at American consumerism over the years. * Ready for an eye-po

Introducing the Average Font

Colin Patrick

Let the internet font wars be over. Let us no longer debate the merits of Arial or Tahoma or (gasp!) Comic Sans.

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing all week, here's what you missed: 1. 9 Famous People Who Started as Disney Park Characters, by Stacy

Will the Real Nucky Thompson Please Stand Up?

Stacy Conradt

If imitation is really the sincerest form of flattery, Nucky Johnson should be pleased as punch. If he hadn’t died 43 years ago, I mean. That’s right - Nucky Johnson.

Weekend Links: Flying Over the Earth With The Greatest Of Ease

Allison Keene

From reader Addison, a good ole fashioned game suggestion, with pics! "My friends and I have been getting together for game nights almost every week for the last six years.

Weekend Links: Jim Henson Turns 75

Allison Keene

Jim Henson was born 75 years ago today! Google is celebrating with a Muppet doodle.

The Late Movies: Starfish

Miss Cellania

Starfish are also called sea stars these days, as they are not fish. Of course, they aren't stars, either. But they sure perform nicely for a camera!

What Was Nixon's "Checkers Speech"?

Matt Soniak

Fifty-nine years ago today, Republican VP candidate Richard Nixon went on TV to give what's known as the "Checkers Speech." Why does a speech named after a dog live on in our cultural s

The Time Notre Dame Played the New York Giants (for the Unemployed!)

Ethan Trex

"Knute Rockne's Notre Dame all-stars arrived in New York for their battle with the New York Giants pro team in a charity grid battle.

9 Famous People Who Started as Disney Park Characters

Stacy Conradt

A couple of years ago, I did a post on celebrities who got their first tastes of the entertainment biz by working at one of the Disney Parks, whether they did tricks at the Magic Shop (Steve Martin) o

Authors You've Met and Whether You Liked Them

Jason English

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.

Is It Just Me?

David K. Israel

You know how there are things that you do in life that you think are unique to you and you alone? Well, it turns out that these *things* aren't so unique to you as you might have thought.

NASA Releases Free Historical Ringtones

Chris Higgins

Want your phone to say "Houston, we have a problem" when your cousin calls? Now you can!

At the Libraries: Yes, We Can Find That

Miss Kathleen

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