Found Objects


Found Objects


Creatively Speaking: Mike Sacks

David K. Israel

I first discovered Mike Sacks on McSweeney's. He's a hilarious writer, who's also penned pieces for mags like The New Yorker and

Brain Game: Prime Time

I try very hard to produce original content for the Brain Game, so it's nice to have the occasional holiday.

Morning Cup of Links: Food Mysteries

Miss Cellania

What do you do when an airline breaks your guitar and hasn't resolved the matter a year later? Write a song about it, of course! * Solving Food Mysteries.

10 Sports Terms Named for People

Ethan Trex

Convinced that you might not have what it takes to make a sport's Hall of Fame? That doesn't mean your name can't live on forever in the game's lore.

Power to the People: John August Swanson

Andréa Fernandes

Today's "Feel Art Again" features the American artist John August Swanson at the request of reader lisa, who describes Swanson's work as "Color for a taupe world!" Some

Richard Feynman Explains Trains

Chris Higgins

What keeps trains on their tracks? Physicist Richard Feynman explains how trains' wheels are put together, and the ingenious engineering behind them.

The Quick 7: The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

Stacy Conradt

Sliced bread is the best thing since... umm... wow, I really don't know how to finish that sentence.

The First Time News Was Fit to Print: Michael Jackson

Jason English

Every now and again, we head into the archives of The New York Times to find the first time the paper covered a particular topic.

Invasion of the Living Statues

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Living statues "“ those people who dress in bizarre costumes, frequently involving head to toe metallic paint, and plant themselves in well-traveled thoroughfares "“ are already a staple of

The Endless Summer Reading List: 14 Long-Running Novel Series

Rob Lammle

If you're anything like me, you finish your summer reading list by mid-July.

3 Recycled Lyrics

David K. Israel

There's something cool about musicians quoting themselves. While there are many more than three examples, these are just some of my favorites. How about you?

How Did You Know Neil Konouchi?

David K. Israel

I'm happy to announce a winner to our last How Did You Know? 5-day trivia hunt. Please re-meet Neil Konouchi of Nashville.

11 Housewarming Gifts for the Dedicated Gamer

Miss Cellania

Since we brought you The Retro Fun and Games House, I've found a lot more products that will make serious gamers feel right at home in their own homes.

Brain Game: Body Works

Brain Game regulars know we offer word ladders from time to time.

Linda Vista Revisited: East LA's Abandoned Hospital

Ransom Riggs