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Feel Art Again: "The Roses of Heliogabalus"

Andréa Fernandes

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema's "The Roses of Heliogabalus" is one of his most famous paintings, and also a representation of one of the most well-known stories about the Roman Emperor Heli

5 Winter Sports The Olympics Are Missing

Ethan Trex

Winter sports fall into three convenient categories: Hockey, Things That Claim to Not Be Hockey But Aren't Fooling Anyone (bandy, ringette, broomball, etc.) and Things That are Not Hockey.

6 Tyrannical Bosses Far Worse Than Yours

Stacy Conradt

We've all had those days (weeks"¦ months"¦) at work. Nothing seems to go right. Anything that can possibly go wrong does go wrong.

6 Less-Than-Helpful Infographics

Ransom Riggs

Just as we once preferred picture books to boring word-only books, we as a society like our information doled out in bite-sized, highly graphic form.

Why Carlton has two moms: 5 TV Switches we weren't supposed to notice

Kara Kovalchik

Having more than one actor portray the same character happens more often than you'd think on many popular TV series.

How We Work

Chris Higgins

Yesterday we looked at writers' rooms -- now let's turn to a related topic: how the actual work gets done.

11 Variations on the Rubik's Cube

Miss Cellania

The classic Rubik's cube is available in different configurations, such as 2x2 pocket cube, the standard 3x3, and the more difficult 4x4 Rubik's revenge, and the 5x5 professor's cube.

4 Wunderkinds

David K. Israel

Of course, there are many interesting child and teen prodigies worth mentioning in a list like this [Little Stevie Wonder had his first hit record at 13], but these four were either on my mind lately

January 10th, 2008

Miss Cellania

How the iPhone Blew Up the Wireless Industry. The business deals behind it are as impressive as the phone itself. * Max Yasgur's farm is for sale.

Polite children & suffering in the name of politeness


Since we aren't too far removed from the holiday gauntlets, it seems likely that more than a few of us have suffered through something for the sake of politeness.

Reader Participation (Update: Now You Can Win Stuff)

Jason English

Update: Not many people were in a link-submitting mood today. Let's make it worth your while.

Downloading iTunes for your Taser?

Mangesh Hattikudur

TheCellar revealed this great new photo of a leopard-print mp3 player that doubles as, you guessed it, a Taser!

Vampire Drain: it's Watts for Dinner

Ransom Riggs

Vampire drain.

4 Places That Will Never See a Club Med

Mangesh & Jason

By Martin Lewis What exactly is the worst climate in the world? Whether a given climate is good or bad is subjective; to a native of northern Alaska, for instance, 75°F can seem miserably hot.

The Guardian's Writers' Rooms

Chris Higgins

For some time now, The Guardian has been collecting brief illustrated articles about the rooms where writers work.