The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

When I was a Freshman at Emory, Saturdays such as this would have meant me stumbling (in a few hours, of course) to the University cafeteria wearing the clothes I slept in and sunglasses indoors, trou

6 Curious College Donations

College Weekend

You know how you have those friends who you always call by their entire names? Civil engineering grad student Katie Kelly is one of those people.

4 Celebrity Band Geeks

College Weekend

As a former band geek (clarinet, if you must know), I can really relate to Steven Clontz's musings about celebrities with musical inclinations that lean more toward marching band than rock band.

Weekend Genius Challenge #18 Winner!

In Weekend Genius Challenge #18, we asked readers to supply us a list of first names to match a list of last names we culled using the letters from "GROUNDHOG DAY." Our winner, was AMR, whos

10 Cool College Landmarks

College Weekend

Iowa State's distinguishing landmark is the campanile. Just thought I'd work that in there.

mental_floss College Weekend

Stacy Conradt

So, Jason and Mangesh turned mental_floss over to me for the weekend. Yikes. I'm not sure what they were thinking.

On Quitting

Chris Higgins

I recently quit my day job (which I'd held for nearly eight years) to focus on writing. Crazy? Maybe. Exhilarating?

The Proust Questionnaire

Allison Keene

Few things ring of pretension moreso than invoking the name of one Marcel Proust.

Can I Offer You Something To Read?

Jason English

When I work from home, I feel like a combination of Dr. Jason Seaver from Growing Pains and Howard Hughes in The Aviator.

The Illustrated Mobster: Tattoos of the Russian Mafia

Ransom Riggs

You may not know or care much about the Russian mob right now, but as Oscar night approaches, I can guarantee you'll be hearing more about them.

The Weird Week ending February 8th

Miss Cellania

Woman Falls Head-First onto Knife... and Survives 72-year-old Mary Townsen fell on a knife she was using in the garden, which plunged through her eye socket and into her brain. Neurosugeon Dr.

February 8th, 2008

Miss Cellania

Seven Habits of Highly Effective Spaceship Captains. Hey, they work in the movies, why not for the rest of us? * The Science of Kissing.

Feel Art Again: "A Virgin"

Andréa Fernandes

Abbott Handerson Thayer is an American artist known for his paintings of ethereal angels as well as his camouflage techniques.

Tasty Tidbits About Spam

Chris Weber

In a recent entry, I poked fun at a 1958 "Chinese" recipe printed by Good Housekeeping whose main ingredient was "luncheon meat." Sounds sketchy, right?

Super Mario World + Quantum Physics = Lots of Fun

Chris Higgins

I have a soft spot for Super Mario Brothers videos, and am particularly intrigued by a series of hacked versions of various Mario games that have hit the net in the past few years.