THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

Instead of Cutting Her Off, Take Her Out

Becky

Oh, boy. Do we really need more interaction while in freeway transit? Isn't it enough when passengers hang out windows & pull vigorously whenever a semi passes?

More Detroit desolation

Ransom Riggs

In part 12 of our continuing photo/video essay on abandonment (no, we don't have issues), we wanted to share some of the most haunting photos on Flickr from inside the wreckage of Detroit buildin

Cooking Class

Jason English

Real Simple is my wife's second-favorite magazine. Each month she makes me a little smarter. This month, her passing of wisdom coincided with my blogging time.

What's the Difference?: Egg Roll vs. Spring Roll

Maggie Koerth-Baker

The Dilemma: You find yourself at a Chinese restaurant craving cylindrical food. But of which variety? Who You Can Impress: All the folks down at Hunan Garden.

Witty Lectures Presented by John Hodgman

Chris Higgins

Continuing in my recent string of podcast tips, here's another classic: Little Gray Books.

My one-minute documentary

Ransom Riggs

This is a micro-short documentary I made a while back, which I thought I'd finally share here.

April Fool's Day and William McKinley

Jason English

Did you know that April Fool's Day was widely popularized in this country by an unlikely source "“ President William McKinley?

Michelangelo's David is taking over the world!

David K. Israel

First the refrigerator magnet, now this kitsch: a house about a mile away from the new one my wife and I are buying. I know what you're thinking, some Photoshop trick. If only"¦!

Presidents to Food: Keep it Soft

Becky

It's Friday, and I'm regressing...My capacity to absorb information has undergone a bypass--I'm craving any kind of juvenilia; hence, the stats page of

The Long Arm of the Law

Jason English

For our first Christmas as a couple, my future wife gave me this sign. She and her brother had it engraved. I found this incredibly funny.

Urban spelunking with famous authors

Ransom Riggs

In which former flosser-turned-famous-author John Green and National Book Award winner MT Anderson explore some of the hauntingly beautiful and strange abandoned buildings of Detroit.

It's QUIZ time again

David K. Israel

You guys liked last week's soundbite quiz so much, we decided to do another with a different approach. CALLING ALL MOVIE BUFFS: turn your speakers up and have fun!

Acceptable.tv

Ransom Riggs

Y'all may remember some exceedingly funny movies we posted a few months back, in an ersatz retrospective of the Los Angeles-based Channel101.com.

MIT OpenCourseWare - Free College Courses Online

Chris Higgins

Ever wanted to audit a college course online, without having to pay for it? With MIT OpenCourseWare, you can access 1,550 courses on topics ranging from History to Physics and Women's Studies.

Weekend Word Wrap: Your Default Song

David K. Israel

I'm nearly certain I've invented something original here and wanted to share it for two reasons: a) how many times do you really get to be self-congratulatory in life, eh?

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