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Creatively Speaking: Shai Reshef

David K. Israel

A new university is opening its doors this April, and guess what?

Brain Game: "I see smart people."

Thanks for giving today's Brain Game a shot. It's great to see you again! A few years ago, the American Film Institute published a list of the top 100 film quotes of all-time.

Morning Cup of Links: Four-Legged Proto-Whales

Miss Cellania

Fossils of a pregnant four-legged semi-aquatic ancestor of the whale lead scientists to believe they gave birth on land.

The Man Who Ran Away With The Circus: John Steuart Curry

Andréa Fernandes

At the request of reader Meredith Tusha, today's "Feel Art Again" features John Steuart Curry (1897-1946) and his mural "Tragic Prelude." 1.

The Quick 10: 10 Musical Artists Who Died in Plane Crashes

Stacy Conradt

Music fans know today as "The Day the Music Died" because a plane carrying Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper crashed in Iowa, killing them all.

Another Photo Request (With Prizes, Of Course)

Jason English

As our 'readers with celebrities' gallery proves, you guys aren't shy about showing us your pics. So let's go ahead and try another photo challenge.

The Big Mac, The Banana Split & Other Pittsburgh Firsts :-)

Meghan Holohan

On Sunday night, Pittsburghers poured into the streets to celebrate the Steelers' latest championship.

Comics Grammar and Tradition

Chris Higgins

Nate Piekos designs fonts for comics.

5 Celebrity Kidnapping Plots

Ethan Trex

Every kidnapping is a tragedy, but most involve people unfamiliar to the public. Occasionally, though, there are celebrity kidnappings on par with the Lindbergh baby and Patricia Hearst.

Great High School Documentaries

Ransom Riggs

In the old days, many of the great documentaries were about hardship in exotic lands (Nanook of the North) or deeply significant world events (Night and Fog, Triumph of the Will).

The Day the Music Died

Miss Cellania

Fifty years ago today, a plane crashed shortly after taking off from Clear Lake, Iowa, killing all four people aboard. They were pilot Roger Peterson, Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and J.P.

Brain Game: Just Visiting

Monopoly was always one of my favorite board games, and I won more than my share of games, but I was always a stickler for the rules.

Morning Cup of Links: DIY DNA Testing

Miss Cellania

Hugh Rienhoff's daughter has a rare genetic defect that doctors can't identify or treat, so he took it upon himself to sequence her DNA.

4 Governors Who Did Time

Chris Weber

When I met Rod Blagojevich at a Chicago Cubs game in 2007 (that's us), he was a wily incumbent who had just won easy reelection despite longstanding rumors of corruption.

How Did You Know? - {day 5}

David K. Israel

If you've made it this far, I commend you! One more puzzle to solve and you're home free.

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