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Brain Game: No-Change Change

Friday = payday for many of us, so it's a good time to offer a Brain Game all about cold, hard cash. Good luck! Your pocket is stuffed with U.S.

Morning Cup of Links: Fried Coke

Miss Cellania

The biggest full moon of 2009 will be visible this weekend. When the perigee moon is near the horizon, an illusion mixes with reality to produce a truly stunning view.

Making Colors Sing: Wassily Kandinsky

Andréa Fernandes

At the request of readers Trena, Bob the Walrus, and Leo, today's "Feel Art Again" features Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944).

Win a Copy of The Darwin Awards Next Evolution

Jason English

Today's book giveaway is a great one "“ The Darwin Awards Next Evolution: Chlorinating the Gene Pool.

Our Third Book Giveaway Winner

Jason English

I'm feeling a lot better today. Good thing, too, because I'd hate to be desperate enough to try one of your faux cold remedies.

When Good Marching Bands Go Bad

Special Guest Star

Editor's Note: The deadline for our $50,000 Tuition Giveaway is January 31.

The Quick 10: The Origins of 10 Curious Phrases

Stacy Conradt

I rattle off phrases all of the time without knowing where they really come from.

6 Unusual Things Owned by Newspapers

Ethan Trex

The Tribune Company has been in the news lately as it works towards selling off one of its prized assets, the Chicago Cubs.

Secrets of Past Elections Revealed! (1996)

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.

Depressing Facts About the World's Deepest Depression

Ransom Riggs

I was as surprised as anyone to hear some very good environmental news coming out of the White House this week: the President has decided to set an enormous amount of marine real estate aside for prot

Lunchtime Quiz: Illinois Politician or Sopranos Character?

Jason Plautz

HBO's landmark series The Sopranos took a look at the New Jersey mafia. But all Illinois citizens know that they don't need HBO to see compelling criminals.

Hail to the King: An Elvis FAQ

Matt Soniak

Elvis Aaron Presley, the King of Rock n' Roll, would have been 74 years old today were it not for a bad night on the toilet in 1977.

The King of Cheese: 3 French Cheeses Vying for the Crown

David Clark

The French have been wary, at times, of human kings -- consider the rough way they treated Louis the Last (XVI) -- but they've never shied from crowning kings of cheese.

Brain Game: Mixed-Up Movie Titles

These five fictional movie titles are actually anagrams of the titles of real, well-known films.

Score some Will Eisner books

David K. Israel

If you missed our interview yesterday with the curator of Will Eisner's estate, Carl Gropper, you might want to check that out.