The Honey-Voiced Announcer: Bill Reid

Andréa Fernandes

Eleven years ago yesterday, Bill Reid (1920-1998) passed away.

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

Candy Land and Monopoly are both board games that are, brilliantly, (read: such a bad idea) being made into movies. Where will it end? Minesweeper: The Movie? Minesweeper really frustrated me.

The Quick 10: 10 Controversial Music Videos

Stacy Conradt

1. "Jeremy," Pearl Jam. This one's first on the list because it's what I was listening to when I got the Q10 idea.

Birds on Wires

Chris Higgins

On this Friday afternoon, I bring you a quiet, contemplative topic: birds on power lines.

3 Ridiculous Stunts by Contemporary Artists

Special Guest Star

This week we're lucky to have guest blogger Elizabeth Lunday, author of Secret Lives of Great Artists: What Your Teachers Never Told You about Master Painters and Sculptors, spilling the dirt on

Friday Happy Hour: Pleasant Co-Workers, Late Nights & Underrated Vacations

Jason English


Tear Down the Goalposts With Care: 7 Injuries to Spectators

Ethan Trex

Torn ACLs. Black eyes. Concussions. High ankle sprains.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

16 Arrested in Fight at Nonviolence Concert Silver Spring, Maryland hosted a youth concert called Stop the Violence in memory of 14-year-old student Tai Lam, who was shot to death last year.

Be Amazing: Get a New Word in the Dictionary

Be Amazing

Whether you're looking to start your own religion, swallow a sword, quit smoking, find Atlantis, buy the Moon, sink a battleship, perform your own surgeries, or become a ninja, our new book Be Am

Brain Game: Getting Your Word's Worth

Here's a quickie puzzle to get your day started.

Morning Cup of Links: Pi Day

Miss Cellania

Congress has designated Saturday as National Pi Day. Time to eat pie and sing Pi Day Carols! * The Cocktail Party Effect.

Going Down in History: Lois Mailou Jones

Andréa Fernandes

At the request of reader Gillian, today's post features Lois Mailou Jones (1905-1998).

The 5pm Quiz: Nickelodeon

Brett Savage

Today's 5pm Quiz was originally posted during '80s Week last spring. Half the fun of Nickelodeon was tuning in to find out what those kooky producers could dream up next.

The Quick 10: The 10 Most Annoying Things Your Co-Workers Do

Stacy Conradt

I'm not sure that I agree with this list from Forbes "“ some of them, yes. But there are definitely a few missing...