What's the Strangest Thing in Your Wallet?

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.

Brain Game: My Buddy, Larry

Larry was a manager working out of a freight office near Atlanta.

The Number of the Day: 7 (Plus a Contest)

Jason English

The Wow-I-Feel-Old Number of the Day: Between them, the three Hanson brothers now have seven children. Related Giveaway: Want to see your name in pixels?

Morning Cup of Links: Not Tetris

Colin Patrick

"Smart Clothing" technology is advancing at a rapid pace "“ leading to new garments that manage sweat and odor, burn calories, and even monitor vital signs. * Spider-Man creator Stan

Celebrating the Almighty Juice Box

Ransom Riggs

I am one year older than juice boxes, and like a lot of Americans my age, I grew up drinking them.

The Late Movies: Authors Reading Their Own Works

Mark Arminio

There is music in words, a quiet and careful cadence that each author uses to create compelling works.

December 2014

Book Giveaway: 50 Women Artists You Should Know

Jason English

The book we're giving away today is 50 Women Artists You Should Know by Christiane Weidemann.

Joe Paterno on Retirement (in 1989)

Jason English

"There is considerable doubt, however, about whether Paterno will ever coach a full Big Ten schedule.

The Quick 10: Cleopatra

Stacy Conradt

It was"¦ a lot of years ago today that we Cleopatra committed suicide via asp. So the story goes, anyway (see fact #9 for more on that possible myth).

Uncovering the Secrets of In-N-Out

Jill Harness

If you have ever lived in California, you probably understand the true magic that is an animal-style In-N-Out double double.

Failed Utopia: Koreshan Unity Settlement

Chris Higgins

Cyrus Teed was a bit of a kook. Born in 1839, he became an eclectic physician and established a laboratory in which he carried out alchemical and electrical experiments.

Initials That Meant More Than They Realized

Ethan Trex

In 2010, New York City's Metropolitan Transit Authority announced that it would be rearranging some of its subway signs because they resembled a slightly naughty bit of internet slang.

Brain Game: Not Far from the Madden Crowd

I'm really looking forward to the 2010 NFL season as a much-needed distraction to end each week's long grind.

What's Wrong With Meh?

Ransom Riggs

"Meh" quietly entered our lexicon back in the early 2000s, when The Simpsons began to use it on a semi-regular basis.