C'est la vie


C'est la vie


Brain Game: Really Built

Today's Brain Game starts with a single letter of the alphabet and builds into a seven-letter word.

Feel Art Again Archive

Andréa Fernandes

Entering its 90th week on, "Feel Art Again" has featured more than 250 artists. It can be a little hard to remember all 250 artists, so we decided to make it easier on yo

The Weekly Recap

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing all week, here's what you missed: Top 5 Stories Originally Posted This

The Picasso of Africa: George Lilanga

Andréa Fernandes

In our quest to feature a different artist from a different country in each installment of "Feel Art Again" this month, today's post highlights George Lilanga (1934-2005).

The 5pm Quiz: NBA Champions

Jason Plautz

Parity has been a buzzword in sports recently, but the NBA doesn't seem to have gotten the message. They've only had nine different teams win the championship in the last 30 years.

The Quick 10: 10 Details about Doughnuts

Stacy Conradt

Since it's National Doughnut Day, we thought we would rerun this doughy delight from March. Now go get yourself some fried, cakey

The Secret of Monkey Island Returns

Chris Higgins

One of my favorite video games of all time is The Secret of Monkey Island, an adventure game published by Lucasfilm Games in 1990.

Cats, Rock Stars United in Hatred of Laser Pointers

Ransom Riggs

There was a time when cats and rock stars had almost nothing in common, but the 90s, and the faddish popularity of handheld laser pointers it would bring, changed all that.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Man Loses Hand in Tug-of-war A bizarre accident during the Dragon Boat Festival in Shenzhen, China has left a man with a severed hand.

Brain Game: So Long to McLanderstone

And now, a word from our sponsor: Congratulations to Adele, who was randomly chosen as the winning entry in Wednesday's Brain Game anagram game.

Morning Cup of Links: National Donut Day

Miss Cellania

Today is National Doughnut Day!

The Late Movies: Inside The Actors Studio

Mark Arminio

The always incredible James Lipton, host of Bravo staple Inside The Actors Studio (and one of the only stable things to make its way out of Detroit in the past 15 years), has had his fair share of ama

How Globes are Made

Chris Higgins

It's a lazy Thursday afternoon...wouldn't you like to know how globes are made at the globe factory*? I thought you might.

The Quick 10: 10 Variations on Tetris

Stacy Conradt

Everyone's favorite line-building, time-wasting, procrastination aid video game turns 25 on Saturday. Yep, our friend Tetris is a quarter of a century old.

8 Bookstore Cats

Miss Cellania

Just as library cats enjoy the attention they get from people who love books, bookstore cats get the same treatment.