The Quick 12: 12 Alien Encounters

Stacy Conradt

Today (and tomorrow, since it happened in the middle of the night) is the anniversary of the Battle of Los Angeles "“ not the Rage Against the Machine album, but the event that may have involved

The Greatest Interviews: Marlon Brando with Truman Capote

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Kyoto, Japan, 1957. The actor was in town to shoot scenes from the movie Sayonara; the writer was there at the behest of the New Yorker to interview him.

The ABCs of 'Coraline'

Ransom Riggs

Has everybody seen Coraline yet?

The 25 Most Influential Books of the Past 25 Years: Thinking in Pictures

Mangesh & Jason

The latest issue of mental_floss just hit newsstands.

How Did You Know? - {Day 1}

David K. Israel

We're back with another 5-day trivia hunt! Again, the rules: Every remaining day this week, I'll be presenting a specific challenge.

Robin Hood's "Oo De Lally," Translated Into 13 Languages

Chris Higgins

Blogger Andy Baio went on a search for localized (non-English) versions of the song "Oo De Lally," featured in the 1973 Disney movie Robin Hood.

The Nine Lives of Socks Clinton

Miss Cellania

Socks, the White House Cat from 1993 to 2001, died last week at somewhere between the ages of 18 and 20.

Brain Game: Keep Frank out of the tank

Poor Frank. The police had pulled him over for a busted turn signal, but now he was downtown at headquarters being grilled by two burly men.

Best of the Blotters

Ransom Riggs

I've always liked local newspapers.

Morning Cup of Links: Excessive Verbiage

Miss Cellania

How Much Stuff Do You Really Need? If your house was on fire, you'd figure out quickly that you don't need any of it. * The Nine Weirdest Public Service Announcements Ever Made.

7 Fantasy Camps Where You Can Live The Dream

Ethan Trex

You might play fantasy football, but what if your fantasy is to really play football with the stars?

The Quick 10: 10 Shocking Oscar Upsets

Stacy Conradt

I actually made it through all of the Oscars last night, which is pretty unusual for a couple of reasons. First of all, I usually get bored and change the channel.

Nate Silver's Oscar Predictions, Reviewed

Chris Higgins

Statistician/poll-predictor Nate Silver (previously discussed) analyzed the Oscars before last night's telecast, and attempted to forecast the outcome of the six most popular categories: Support

The Greatest Interviews of All Time (at least according to The Guardian)

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Though it didn't win any of the five Oscars for which it was nominated, Ron Howard's Frost/Nixon is a very good movie.

Food News from The Onion

Ransom Riggs

Continuing the week-long tradition of me blogging about weird food that people eat , I wanted to share a series of delightful little food-related news items from The Onion, courtesy of their April 200