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3 Plane Crashes and Amazing Survival Stories

Kara Kovalchik

U.S. Airways Flight 1549 crash landed into New York's Hudson River on January 15 with 150 passengers and crew aboard.

Get a Closer Look: Yves Tanguy

Andréa Fernandes

At the request of reader Peter, today we will take a look at Yves Tanguy (1900-1955), a French-American surrealist who passed away on this date 54 years ago. 1.

The Quick 10: 10 Lasting Hollywood Marriages

Stacy Conradt

When famous people get married, it seems like people immediately take bets on how long it will last.

Star Wars, as Retold by a Nonviewer and a Toddler

Chris Higgins

Please excuse this field trip into total silliness, but the following two videos pretty much made my week.

Portraits of Obsession

Ransom Riggs

There's nothing I enjoy watching quite so much as someone else getting excited about something they love -- and then taking things too far.

Battlestar Galactica vs. Star Trek

Sam J. Miller

"It's not enough to survive. One has to be worthy of surviving." —Adm.

The Evolution of Rod Blagojevich's Favorite Phrase

Brenna Ehrlich

Back in 1967, tough-talking Chicago journalist Mike Royko concocted a new slogan for the City of Strong Shoulders—"Ubi Est Mea," or: "Where's mine?" Although Mi

5 Great Examples of in medias res

David K. Israel

You remember it from high school English, but how often do you notice the classic technique of starting a story "˜in the middle' in the books you read, the movies you see, and even the games

8 Parade Entries To Watch For On Tuesday

Miss Cellania

The 56th US Presidential Inauguration will take place on Tuesday, January 20th, although the festivities begin this weekend.

Brain Game: East, West, North and South

Here's what we like to call a "chestnut" trivia question, but one that might take you a few minutes to figure out if you haven't heard it in a while.

Morning Cup of Links

Andréa Fernandes

Miss Cellania is temporarily out of commission, so I'll be filling in today. Enjoy! Meet the people who made your clothes.

Happy Birthday, Wikipedia! [Citation Needed]

Jason English

On this date in 2001, Wikipedia first went online. Of course, I'm getting this information from Wikipedia, so I could be way off.

Our Next Book Giveaway: The Book of the Bizarre

Jason English

I grew up in Denville, New Jersey, which proudly calls itself "The Hub of Morris County." If Morris County resembled a wheel (it doesn't), Denville would be sort of near the center.

The Quick 10: 10 Times the Doomsday Clock Time Has Been Adjusted

Stacy Conradt

If you haven't heard of the Doomsday Clock, here's a brief and terrifying synopsis for you: It was created in 1947 at the University of Chicago as an easy analogy to show people how close we

Secrets of Past Elections Revealed! (2004)

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

After every presidential election since 1984, Newsweek has printed the best gossipy stories, revealing all the whining and backbiting of America's greatest spectacle.