Beautiful Decay: A Castle in Spain

Ransom Riggs

Last month I wrote about Abandoned Psych Wards Photographers Love Sneaking Into, and mentioned that my buddy Martino is one of my favorite urban explorer photographers.

Modern Uses for Morse Code

Jill Harness

Have you ever wondered what place Morse Code has in our modern society? While this means of communication is largely ignored these days, it still survives in some of the strangest ways.

Why Chicago Should Be Called Phoenix

the mag

Brain Game: It's a Kind of Magic

A friend's daughter asked me to put together a Harry Potter puzzle to coincide with the opening of the seventh film in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One.

Morning Cup of Links: Texas Dreidel

Miss Cellania

The Landsat 5 and Landsat 7 satellites are sending back images of Earth in false color.

Get Free Shipping on Orders Over $50!

Mangesh & Jason

Just visit our store, fill up your cart, and enter the code SHIP4FREE before checkout. (U.S. and Canada orders only. Sale ends November 22nd at 11:59pm Eastern

The Late Movies: Rocking out on the FAO Schwarz Piano

Erica Palan

After Tom Hanks and Robert Loggia played "Heart and Soul" and "Chopsticks" on FAO Schwarz's giant piano in Big, the instrument became a New York landmark.

The Quick 10: 10 Cool Harry Potter Costumes

Stacy Conradt

With the first half of Deathly Hallows coming out this week, I bet there are lots of Potterphiles out there who already have their tickets for the midnight showing.

10 Buildings Shaped Like What They Sell

Ethan Trex

Looking for a good way to advertise your business? Why not shape your headquarters like what you sell or offer?

Tuesday Turnip

David K. Israel

In case you're not familiar with the Turnip, it's a whimsical Google search, wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting pages 'turn-up.' As always with this

5000 Years of Board Games (Part Two)

Keith Law

This week, Keith Law is taking us though the evolution of board games. If you missed yesterday's installment, you might want to read that

Crazy in the Coconut: "Frontier Psychiatrist"

Chris Higgins

From the annals of weird internet history, I bring you "Frontier Psychiatrist," a music video by The Avalanches from 2001.

Ghostwritten Essays and the Problem of Cheating

Ransom Riggs

My father-in-law is a college professor. He teaches English and Drama, and in his many years behind the podium, he's seen -- and caught -- just about every form of cheating you can imagine.

When Pigs Fly

Miss Cellania

"When pigs fly" is a term we all know that brings up a ridiculous picture. The phrase is akin to "when hell freezes over", meaning that something is not liable to happen -ever.

The LIFE Archives

Allison Keene

In 2008, the folks at LIFE got together with Google and made their extensive photo archives available to anyone browsing Google