5 Feisty Presidential Daughters

David Holzel

There have been presidential daughters almost as long as there have been presidents.

The Quick 10: 10 Words from the Lexicon of Comicana

Stacy Conradt

I stumbled on the Lexicon of Comicana recently when I was researching something else for the _floss and immediately thought what a good quick 10 it would be.

On Salmon, Trout, and Chat

Chris Higgins

Several friends of mine have reported strange chat sessions over the past few months.

Dream Car 123

Miss Cellania

It's a pyramid on wheels! The Dream Car 123 is an electric vehicle that holds only one passenger.

Brain Game: Countdown

Each of these numerical groups conclude with the exact same number.

On Music: the wah-wah pedal

David K. Israel

All this month I'll be looking at some of the more popular audio signal processing effects out there, which I'm sure you'll recognize from some of the most successful songs ever recorde

Morning Cup of Links: Ninja Cat

Miss Cellania

The Houston Chronicle has many images of the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. * The Word Fragments Game asks you so assemble parts of words.

Remembering David Foster Wallace

Ransom Riggs

Not that I knew him particularly well or really at all, save through his writing, but I did meet Wallace, one of America's youngest literary giants, in 1998 or '99, when he did a reading at

11th Caption Contest Winners!

David K. Israel

Thanks to everyone who entered and voted in our 11th Caption Contest. As promised, we have three winners.

The Secret Life of the Banjo

the mag

By Robbie Whelan When you hear the banjo, you probably picture one of two things—Kermit the Frog strumming away or the inbred boy from Deliverance.

Friday Happy Hour: Your Yearbook Quotes

Jason English

The merciful people who put out my high school's yearbook did not ask seniors to provide inspirational, poignant or otherwise meaningful quotes to run beneath our class photos.

What is art?

Andréa Fernandes

Over the past year, the art on "Feel Art Again" has ranged from the traditional masters (Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent Van Gogh, both shown above) to the highly controversial (DuanPen, Marcel

The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

We all know that spelling in the English language is a convoluted subject at best, a point made rather clear in this clip, where 102-year-old Ed Rondthaler gives a convincing argument in his quick Eng

The Quick 10: 10 Really Large Creative Works

Stacy Conradt

I don't really have an anecdotal explanation for today's Quick 10. It's pretty self explanatory"¦ it's really large creative works.

6 Cool Plants I Would Find a Way to Kill

Stacy Conradt

When we bought our first house, I developed a newfound urge to garden. Guess what? My thumb didn't get any greener when we acquired a mortgage.