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6 Big Events That Were Upstaged

Mark Juddery

Here are some major events that passed under the radar because, on the same day, something even greater (or at least, more noticeable) was happening.

The Weekend Links: Saturday Edition

Allison Keene

A Hard Stick to Beat: A Strange Life - and Stranger Uses - of Bamboo. * Extra! Extra!

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

5 Things You Didn't Know About Shirley Temple

Ethan Trex

Shirley Temple may be in her 80s now, but for a four-year stretch from 1935 to 1938 she was Hollywood's biggest box-office draw every year.

The Late Movies: Muppet Extras

Miss Cellania

The Muppets are a lot more than Sesame Street and The Muppet Show. I recall watching them on The Jimmy Dean Show and on Saturday Night Live during its first season.

The Quick 10: Madeline

Stacy Conradt

I have to admit I never really got into the Madeline books, but I know they're a huge hit with some people.

Remaking Star Wars - in 15-second Increments

Chris Higgins

Star Wars: Uncut is a web project in which 473 people each contribute 15 seconds of footage for a complete, shot-for-shot remake of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

Give Me a Sign: The Stories Behind 5 Hand Gestures

Rob Lammle

So much can be said with a hand gesture. Here are the stories behind gestures you might use every day, and some you might not. 1. The Vulcan

What You Wanted To Be When You Grew Up

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. Very casual.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Bass Tournament Cheating Leads to Jail Time Cheating in a fishing tournament is taken very seriously in Texas, especially when there are expensive prizes involved.

Brain Game: Slaw & Order

By changing one letter at a time to form different English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert COLE into SLAW in seven (or fewer) steps.

Strange Geographies is going to Venice! What should I shoot?

Ransom Riggs

So, this is cool. Most of our regular readers are probably familiar with my series of photo essays, Strange Geographies.

Morning Cup of Links: Cool Motorcycles

Miss Cellania

9 Worst Coal Mine Catastrophes. Explosions, fires, avalanches, collapses, floods, they come in all manner of disasters. * Cool Guys on Motorcycles.

The Late Movies: Impromptu Concerts

Mark Arminio

Summer is in the air and that means one glorious thing for music fans: concerts!

The Berenstain Bears and the Quick 10

Stacy Conradt

Even though our little girl won't need them for a while, we recently put up some wall bookshelves in the nursery.

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