A Monday Quiz Recap

Mangesh & Jason

We know, we know... we're trying to get on the ball with this "technical difficulties" thing.

Calvinball, Quidditch and other fictional sports you can play

Chris Higgins

Authors love to make up games for their fictional worlds -- but these games are typically unplayable in the real world.

10 Gorgeous Pilgrimage Sites You Need to See

Mangesh & Jason

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5 Minor TV Characters who Hijacked the Show

Kara Kovalchik

Ed note: we're having a few technical difficulties here, so we're highlighting a few best-of posts starting with this terrific one from Kara.

Mid-Morning Cup of Links (every bit as strong!)

Mario Marsicano

With Miss C. out of office this week, it took us just a little longer to get these up. Hopefully, they're enough to get your morning going. * Smile's Monday!

The Surprisingly Humble Origins of Prom

Matt Soniak

Ah, prom. From the illicit temptation of underage drinking to the simple beauty of an over-corsaged wrist, the high school formal is an American tradition.

Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives

Ransom Riggs

Indie rock aficionados have probably heard of the band Eels, and its eclectically talented, publicity-shy frontman, Mark Oliver Everett, AKA "Mr.

Brain Game: Really Built

Today's Brain Game starts with a single letter of the alphabet and builds into a seven-letter word.

Feel Art Again Archive

Andréa Fernandes

Entering its 90th week on, "Feel Art Again" has featured more than 250 artists. It can be a little hard to remember all 250 artists, so we decided to make it easier on yo

The Weekly Recap

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing all week, here's what you missed: Top 5 Stories Originally Posted This

The Picasso of Africa: George Lilanga

Andréa Fernandes

In our quest to feature a different artist from a different country in each installment of "Feel Art Again" this month, today's post highlights George Lilanga (1934-2005).

The 5pm Quiz: NBA Champions

Jason Plautz

Parity has been a buzzword in sports recently, but the NBA doesn't seem to have gotten the message. They've only had nine different teams win the championship in the last 30 years.

The Quick 10: 10 Details about Doughnuts

Stacy Conradt

Since it's National Doughnut Day, we thought we would rerun this doughy delight from March. Now go get yourself some fried, cakey

The Secret of Monkey Island Returns

Chris Higgins

One of my favorite video games of all time is The Secret of Monkey Island, an adventure game published by Lucasfilm Games in 1990.

Cats, Rock Stars United in Hatred of Laser Pointers

Ransom Riggs

There was a time when cats and rock stars had almost nothing in common, but the 90s, and the faddish popularity of handheld laser pointers it would bring, changed all that.