10 Reasons Why James Dyson Doesn't Suck

Matt Soniak

My girlfriend is moving into my apartment in June, and among the myriad things I'm excited about is the opportunity to buy a new vacuum.

What Books Can't You Put Down?

Chris Higgins

Okay, I'm a little dim today because I stayed up all night reading The Stand -- the crazy-long unexpurgated version.

Presidents, Pierogies and Other Strange Things That Race at Ballparks

Scott Allen

The 39,000-plus—President Bush included—who packed Nationals Park last Sunday night experienced a new, beautiful stadium and the same, ugly result.


Jason English

Our good friends at YesButNoButYes have redesigned their site. Head on over and have a look.

How Do You Pick A Pet?

Ransom Riggs

Some people claim to love their pets as much as their spouses or children, and given that, I can think of no other long-term love relationship that's initiated so casually.

Diana's Early Press Problems (plus 9 other NY Times first mentions)

Jason English

Every Monday, we travel into the archives of The New York Times to find the first time the paper covered various topics.

My Touch Keys

Miss Cellania

Everyone loves the iPhone, but some have a little trouble adapting to typing on a touch screen. After a lifetime of using keys, its hard to operate without tactile feedback.

Admit Vice, Win Book (Extended Through Tonight)

Jason English

UPDATE: As a public service, we'll keep this contest open through tonight, and announce the winners tomorrow.

April 7th, 2008

Miss Cellania

9 things to stop worrying about right now. Because, you know, worrying will make your hair turn gray.*When most people experiment with recreational drugs, they are breaking the law.

The Stories Behind 10 Famous Product Placements

Stacy Conradt

"Who's gonna turn down a Junior Mint? It's chocolate, it's peppermint, it's delicious!"

Weekend Genius Challenge #26: Are You Ready for Some Football?

Yesterday, I read an article on the new rules imposed by the NFL for the upcoming season, and I realized how much I missed the sport.

The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

"¢ After reading Higgins' great article on Eliza the AI chatterbox, you may want to check out Chatterbox Central, which links to tons of other internet bots you can have a conversation with

Weekend Genius Challenge #25 Winner!

Last Saturday was my birthday, so I asked readers to guess my age in lieu of a typical WGC. It took a few tries, but John was the first to determine that I am indeed now 41 years of age.

Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

The Mike Wallace Interview

Chris Higgins

Most of us know Mike Wallace from his long career on 60 Minutes, the Sunday-night staple of American TV.