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At the Libraries: Books vs. Bullets

Miss Kathleen

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

The Late Movies: The Mona Lisa Curse

Chris Higgins

Tonight, a documentary in twelve parts about how money has ruined art.

The Quick 10: It's Raining Cats and Dogs (and fish and spiders and eels)

Stacy Conradt

There’s some scary stuff going on around the world – hundreds of birds falling dead from the sky in Arkansas, Louisiana and Sweden; thousands of fish popping up glassy-eyed from the Arkansas River.

How Play Sparks Creativity

Chris Higgins

This TED Talk from designer Tim Brown is awesome -- it's about how playfulness is crucial to creative thinking.

The Girl Gang of London

Jill Harness

If you thought Victorian Era women were always demure and proper, the Forty Elephants could teach you a thing or two. This London all-girl gang started in the late 1700s and lasted for over 150 yea

Ghosts in Your Genes

Allison Keene

Can the food your grandparents ate affect you? What about years of smoking one of your great-grandparents engaged in, and ended, decades before your parents were even born?

Woman Laughing Alone With Salad, and other strange trends in stock imagery

Ransom Riggs

You can tell a lot about a society from its stock images. Not what the society is really like, but how it likes to perceive itself.

Brain Game: Beef or Fish?

Thanks for giving this Wednesday Word Ladder a shot.

The Very Definition of "Sweetheart"

Colin Patrick

As the man who invented Jelly Belly jelly beans, David Klein is a pioneer in the candy industry.

Morning Cup of Links: Editing Huck Finn

Miss Cellania

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is now in the public domain.

A Strange Turn of Events on a Slow News Day

Jason English

On Monday, I posted a clip of my two-year-old playing with her U.S. Presidents placemat alongside our "can you guess the president by his placemat portrait?" quiz.

The Late Movies: Surprising Wedding Dances

Erica Palan

About a year ago, one couple rocked the YouTube world with their surprising wedding entrance to “Forever,” a song by Chris Brown.

The Quick 10: 10 Amazing Discoveries by Kids

Stacy Conradt

It’s all over the news the past couple of days: some astronomers spend a lifetime looking for a supernova, but a 10-year-old-girl found one on her first try.

5 Unique Road Races

Ethan Trex

Any old runner can take on a standard road race. Strap on a good pair of shoes, do a little training, get hydrated, and it’s not too much of a struggle.

Cities Made From Clothing

Jill Harness

Artist Yin Xiuzhen takes clothing from any given city's inhabitants and uses it to construct a stunning replica of the city—inside of a suitcase. “When I began this series, I was constantly tr

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