Bar Talk


Bar Talk


FAIL! 5 Toys/Games that need improvement

David K. Israel

We don't spoil our 2 ½ year old, but he has collected his fair share of toys and games, especially over the last year or so.

Brain Game: Math Square #21

The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9. Each digit should appear only once in this main grid. Two of these numbers are already provided for you.

Strange Geographies: Walking on Glaciers

Ransom Riggs

If there's one thing I can say about New Zealand (and there are many), it's that it is a place certainly not lacking in geographical diversity.

Morning Cup of Links: Ultimate Bull

Miss Cellania

Breeding the Perfect Bull.

The Weekend Links: Sunday Edition

Allison Keene

Sometimes at the end of my Dietribes post I ask you guys if anyone uses the food-of-the-week in an offbeat recipe.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

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

6 Big Events That Were Upstaged

Mark Juddery

Here are some major events that passed under the radar because, on the same day, something even greater (or at least, more noticeable) was happening.

The Weekend Links: Saturday Edition

Allison Keene

A Hard Stick to Beat: A Strange Life - and Stranger Uses - of Bamboo. * Extra! Extra!

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

5 Things You Didn't Know About Shirley Temple

Ethan Trex

Shirley Temple may be in her 80s now, but for a four-year stretch from 1935 to 1938 she was Hollywood's biggest box-office draw every year.

The Late Movies: Muppet Extras

Miss Cellania

The Muppets are a lot more than Sesame Street and The Muppet Show. I recall watching them on The Jimmy Dean Show and on Saturday Night Live during its first season.

The Quick 10: Madeline

Stacy Conradt

I have to admit I never really got into the Madeline books, but I know they're a huge hit with some people.

Remaking Star Wars - in 15-second Increments

Chris Higgins

Star Wars: Uncut is a web project in which 473 people each contribute 15 seconds of footage for a complete, shot-for-shot remake of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

Give Me a Sign: The Stories Behind 5 Hand Gestures

Rob Lammle

So much can be said with a hand gesture. Here are the stories behind gestures you might use every day, and some you might not. 1. The Vulcan

What You Wanted To Be When You Grew Up

Jason English

Every Friday, 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. Very casual.