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At the Libraries: Cult Movies as Little Golden Books

Miss Kathleen

Every week, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there's something fun going on in your local library, leave us a

How the Cardinal Directions Got Their Names

Matt Soniak

While we were wading through the origins of the names of the U.S. states last fall, reader Brit asked me where the North in North Carolina and North Dakota came from.

10 Movie-Inspired Cakes Worth Filming

Jill Harness

Whether prepping for a geeky friend’s birthday party, celebrating the release of a film you’ve been dying to see or as part of a fun wedding reception, movie-themed cakes are always in good taste.”The

Brain Game: Baby, It's Cold Outside

Chilled to the bone from my very first full-fledged blizzard, the inspiration behind this week's Wednesday Word Ladder isn't tough to figure out.

Was Tyler Durden Trading Places?

Colin Patrick

One of the reasons that Fight Club is among my favorite movies is the fact that every time I watch it, I notice something I’d previously overlooked – the discovery of which opens up all kinds of new m

Morning Cup of Links: True Myths

Miss Cellania

Darcy Padilla documented Julia's life in words and photographs over an 18 year span. The grind of poverty, drugs, HIV, and childbirth played itself out over and over for all of us to see.

The Late Movies: "Whip It" Covers

Matt Soniak

Devo's "Whip It" has one hand reaching out to the future (a Minimoog synthesizer drives the tune and a six oscillator synthesizer, custom-made for the band by Moog Music, provides the l

The Quick 10: 10 Facts About Green Bay, AKA the Toilet Paper Capital of the World

Stacy Conradt

Fair is fair - we couldn't pay a virtual visit to Steel City without also roadtripping to Titletown, USA, now could we?

neatorama presents: HDYK? - {day 5}

David K. Israel

It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt! Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are happy to bring you the next How Did You Know?

Own the Road: A Brief History of the Adopt-a-Highway Program

Scott Allen

In the 26 years since the Adopt-a-Highway program was launched, it has helped keep America’s highways clean, saved taxpayers money, sparked a handful of free-speech battles, and even been featured on

How Random are Scratch-Off Lotto Tickets?

Chris Higgins

I'm not a lottery player -- I don't like throwing my money down a statistical hole in the ground -- but I'll admit that on occasion I have been the recipient of a scratch-off lottery ti

The Guy Who Invented Corn Flakes Was A Strange, Strange Man

Ransom Riggs

Did you know that Facebook is going to start using your posts as advertisements, to show up on your friends' sidebars?

The Proliferation of a Virtual Species: You'll Like This Alot

Miss Cellania

Allie Brosh created the lovable creature we know as the alot, in order to cope with the very common mistake of making "a lot" into one word.But there is one grammatical mistake that I partic

Predicting the Future (or at Least Predicting Where Naked People Are)

Meghan Holohan

In his article in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Daryl Bem recalls a scene from Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass between Alice and the White Queen.

Happy Birthday, Jerry Spinelli!

Erica Palan

Beloved children’s author Jerry Spinelli turns 70 today. The man behind middle-school classics — including Maniac Magee — is beloved for his representations of young adult life.

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