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The Late Movies: The Cure

Chris Higgins

Any 80's Goths in the house? I thought so. Let's take a trip through the annals of music video history -- specifically, my favorite songs by The Cure.

The Original Flavors of 9 Popular Candies

Stacy Conradt

Candy is quite the industry these days. Everything comes in a million different flavors, limited editions, special colors, promotional movie tie-ins"¦ it can be a bit overwhelming.

The Long Overdue Winners of Our Lost States Contest

Jason English

The electorate needed a little email prodding, but all the ballots have finally been cast in our Lost States giveaway.

Computer Beach Party: Analysis of an Awful Movie

Chris Higgins

Computer Beach Party was released in 1987, and by all accounts, it was an awful, awful movie.

At the Libraries: Your Weekly Round-Up

Miss Kathleen

Every Wednesday, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of things happening at libraries across the country. If there's something fun going on in your local library this week, leave us a

Fantastic Examples of Food Art

Jill Harness

Art can be performed in almost any medium, but one of the most difficult types must be artistic creations made in food.

Brain Game: You'll Be a Woman Soon

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

Our Big T-Shirt Sale Ends Tonight!

Mangesh & Jason

Today's the last day for our big $14.90 shirt sale! Head over to our store, fill up your cart, and use the code "maytees" before checkout.

Morning Cup of Links: Illusion of the Year

Miss Cellania

A simulated mission to Mars will see six people locked up together for 520 days (a year and a half)!

The Late Movies: Even (Cow)girls Get the Blues

Matt Soniak

Ransom and I have both done Late Movies posts on blues music before, and they've gotten great responses, so I won't fix anything that isn't broken.

6 Unusual TV Deaths

Kara Kovalchik

TV's most unusual deaths only happen to tertiary characters as a rule. Producers don't want viewers to feel guilty for laughing at what should be a somber situation.

Almost (Really) Famous: 9 Former Supreme Court Candidates

Scott Allen

If she's confirmed, Solicitor General Elena Kagan would become the fourth woman to sit on the Supreme Court.

This Machine Turns Itself Off

Chris Higgins

Claude Shannon is famous among geeks; he's considered the "father of information theory." He built one of the earliest chess-playing computer programs, and he worked on early wearable

My Endorsement: On Asperger's, Animals and Mortal Enemies!

Mangesh Hattikudur

While I've blogged about StoryCorps (and my total admiration for the project) several times before, I've been hesitant to post this video because my wife is one of its producers.

8 Stars and Their Second Careers

Miss Cellania

Sometimes stardom in music, movies, or TV is just not enough. After a life in the spotlight, many stars turn to something else they enjoy that is totally different from what they are known for.

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