Oh, phrenology


Oh, phrenology


Morning Cup of Links: Axe Cop

Miss Cellania

The Jihadist Next Door. How an Alabama honors student ended up as one of the leaders of a terrorist group targeting Somalia.

The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

The title of this video project says it all: People In Order, Age 1 To 100. Each participant beats a drum, as a sort of ceremonial gong moving on to the next age.

This Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing all week, here's what you

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

The Quick 10: Happy Birthday, Oprah!

Stacy Conradt

Yes "“ the world's most powerful woman (according to some reports, anyway) is celebrating the big 5-6 today.

Why Is Snow White?

Matt Soniak

Snow is just a bunch of ice crystals getting together, hanging out and having fun. So why is snow white when ice has no

Cliff Clavin on Jeopardy!

Jason English

(Just in case you hadn't seen the Cheers episode where Cliff appears on Jeopardy! that I referred to in this morning's Friday Happy Hour, here's a

10 Amelia Bedelia-isms

Stacy Conradt

Here are 10 Amelia Bedelia-isms I got a kick out of back in the day.

Do You Remove Book Jackets?

Chris Higgins

I'm going on the record right now: I hate book jackets.* These thin paper protectors look pretty in the store, and they help to differentiate books visually.

Does Brain Size Determine Video Game Skill?

Meghan Holohan

No matter how many hours you spend playing Halo, Call of Duty or Kid Icarus, it might not be enough to make you a world class gamer.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Bing Crosby

Ethan Trex

You know him as the man who sang "White Christmas" and co-starred in a slew of movies with Bob Hope, but what don't you know about Bing Crosby?

What's Your Jeopardy! Dream Board?

Jason English

Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want. Very casual. presents HDYK? - {day 4}

David K. Israel

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Woman Falls, Rips Picasso Painting A large painting by Pablo Picasso called "The Actor" hung in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Songs Inspired by A Bad Date

Ransom Riggs

Technically, it wasn't even a date.