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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.

Morning Cup of Links: The 20 Worst Foods

Mario Marsicano

Happy Elephant Appreciation Day everyone! Now get out there and hug your favorite Republican. * Check out this slideshow of the 20 worst foods in America.

Brain Game: Bloody!

Enjoy today's Brain Game, and thanks for playing! O, SANGUINE BRAIN-TEASER is an anagram of the name of what nation and its capital city?

The Late Movies: Black Cab Sessions

Ransom Riggs

The Black Cab Sessions are a series of lo-fi, one-take performances by notable musicians, filmed for an internet audience in the back of black cabs as they ply the busy streets of London.