In Japan, letting a sumo wrestler make your baby cry is considered good luck.
It has lately come to my attention that some very smart people I know -- who otherwise have great taste in music and art and all things cultural -- don't know who the Pixies are.
You know that scene in Little Miss Sunshine when Dwayne finds out he's color blind and can't achieve his lifelong dream of becoming a jet pilot?
Way back in 1977, the original Star Wars movie was released, and so began our battle against the Empire.
Back in 2007, I started a semi-regular feature called The Analogist. It was like an advice column, except not helpful—you told me a problem, and I told you what that problem was like.
In Washington, DC, Redskins fans are mailing "Fan Cards" to team headquarters and local media outlets, renouncing their fandom as a result of the actions of owner Daniel Snyder.
The global recession has hit Germany hard; its economy will likely shrink by 6 percent this year alone. Why should you care?
Everyone's seen comfy, soft and ergonomic chairs.
Whether it's Grauman's Chinese Theater or that iconic nine letter sign, Hollywood is rife with historical landmarks.
Old curmudgeons like me like to talk about how much freedom children had when we were young.
The list of the world's independent nations (or "sovereign states," if you'd rather) includes 193 countries.
A profile of Sgt. Kimberly Denise Munley, the hero of the Ft. Hood shooting. "She had the training; she knew what to do.
By Bill DeMain
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Since the dawn of time, people have found nifty ways to clean up after the bathroom act. But the idea of a commercial product designed solely to wipe one's bum?