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5 Things You Didn't Know About Maya Lin

Ethan Trex

Sculptor and architect Maya Lin is best known for her design of the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial in Washington, D.C., but modern viewers may not know about her rise to prominence and the subsequent cont

Video Projected on a 600-Year-Old Clock

Chris Higgins

So let's say you're in Prague on the 600th anniversary of the construction of the Prague Astronomical Clock and you want to have a good time. What do you do?

Amazing Recipe Photography

Jill Harness

Food photography, particularly when seen in cookbooks, tends to be so boring.

One High School Class Every Senior Should Take

Jason English

Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.

Twisted Takes on Classic Cartoon Characters

Ransom Riggs

Though most cartoons have never taken themselves too seriously -- consider last week's jaw-dropping Simpsons intro, directed by Banksy -- classic children's cartoon characters still seem to

Brain Game: It's Tender!

Please put on your thinking cap and give today's Brain Game a shot. Good luck! It has nothing to do with their spelling or form...

Morning Cup of Links: Darth Vader on Your GPS

Colin Patrick

Before you cut into those Halloween pumpkins, make sure you check out History Channel’s nifty Pumpkin Carving Patterns.

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

The Late Movies: Fantastic Music Collaborations

Mark Arminio

Last week on The Colbert Report, noted folk / alt-rocker Jeff Tweedy (of Wilco fame) played a track with legendary soul singer Mavis Stapes.  This performance inspired me to put together a list of oth

The Quick 10: 10 Places to Stay if You're Looking for a Scare

Stacy Conradt

Looking for a last-minute Halloween getaway? Then this is the Q10 for you.

Scenes From Our Birmingham Trivia Show

Will Pearson

Thanks so much to everyone who came out to our Birmingham trivia show on Tuesday night. We had a packed house at Cantina and raised $2000 for the Ronald McDonald House.

At the Libraries: What Are Books Good For?

Miss Kathleen

Every week, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.

Greatest Facts Contest Extended Through Sunday

Mangesh & Jason

We're on the hunt for the Greatest Facts in American History, and we're giving away $1000 in prizes in the hopes you'll help us find it! Did you know that: Growing up, George Was

The Men Behind the Masks

Ethan Trex

Chewbacca, Sloth, and Big Bird are all iconic roles, but could you pick any of the actors who played them out of a lineup? Probably not.

Why is it "Boilerplate text?"

David K. Israel

Etymology time! I was in a meeting yesterday and the consultant must have used the word "boilerplate" 10 times in 10 minutes.

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