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Feel Art Again: "Dance Class"

Andréa Fernandes

On this day in 1892, Pyotr Tchaikovsky's ballet, The Nutcracker, was performed for the first time in St. Petersburg, Russia.

If We Had No Moon

Chris Higgins

Check out this article from Astrobiology Magazine, describing how things would be different if we lacked the moon. Here's a

Groucho's Threat Against Nixon & 9 More Marx Brothers Stories

Special Guest Star

by David

We took over YouTube!

Ransom Riggs

So this was interesting: yesterday, with the assistance of thousands of devoted fans of vlog site Brotherhood2.com, I helped take over YouTube!

The Great Celebrity Endorsement Quiz

Jason Plautz

Each of these high-profile celebs has signed multiple contracts with companies. But here's the real question: can you pick out the product the celebrity hasn't shilled for?

10 Alternative Electronic Gifts (for those who can't find a Wii)

Miss Cellania

Nintendo knew three months ago there would be a Christmas shortage of the Wii game system. Of course they were right, since they are the ones who place orders from the factory. What to do?

Tuesday Turnip

David K. Israel

It's time for another whimsical Tuesday Turnip search wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting factoids "turn-up." Today I typed in "mountaineer"

December 18, 2007

Miss Cellania

Geeks are smart, sweet and suddenly sexy. What's not to love? The world is catching up with what some of us always knew. 10 ways to reduce stress and avoid burnout.


Mangesh & Jason

Hey Flossers: A final reminder to get your orders in by today since it's the last day we can guarantee that you'll get your terrific gifts by Christmas Day.

6 Gangsters Who Earned Their Names

Mangesh & Jason

A thug, is a thug, is a thug. But would a thug by any other moniker still be as dangerous? We're guessing

6 Great Marching Bands That Never Were

Mangesh & Jason

Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome back our Marching Band Correspondent, Auburn University's Steven Clontz!

Starbase Dental, or: when your doctor's office has a theme


Back when I was getting paid to scour the earth for Trekkies, I naturally tried looking up the cast of the 1999 documentary, Trekkies.

2 Bookshelves you probably don't need to know about (but I'll talk about them anyway)

Mangesh Hattikudur

After reading Chris Higgins' terrific bit this morning on organizing your library (just scroll down a few posts), I realized that I'd been meaning to talk-up these 2 fun bookshelves for a wh

4 Movies about Fact Checking

Jason Plautz

From His Girl Friday to All the President's Men, Hollywood has had an odd fascination with journalists.

How You Organize Your Home Library

Chris Higgins

For someone with a degree in Library Science, I'm really bad at organizing a home library.