Thomas Jefferson wrote parts of the Declaration of Independence in a Philadelphia tavern.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was written by Lewis Carroll in 1865. The fanciful story was tailor-made for film adaptation, although Carroll had no way of knowing that in the 19th century!
I love Peeps. I don't want them right out of the box, though. I prefer to cut a small slit in the box, then let them sit around for a few days getting a little bit crunchy.
Note: Readers commenting under today's Friday Happy Hour post brought up an age old question: "Is blood blue when it's inside the veins?" Matt Soniak kindly put together this
Premiering Sunday (March 21) at 8pm on the Discovery Channel in the US: Life, a new documentary miniseries from the producers of Planet Earth.
You know Martha Stewart as the crafts-and-cooking guru who has dominated print and broadcast media. You know her as the stockowner who ran into a bit of trouble with the feds.
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.
What's the best film acquisition format -- film or digital?
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Cold Man Gets Into Bed With Stranger
An unidentified man in South Washington, Pennsylvania felt someone get into bed with him Wednesday morning.
Today's Brain Game is aÂ new addition to the mix... something we've done occasionally in the past, but not as a recurring series.
Once upon a time, astronauts were as famous as movie stars. NASA apparently wants to bring back those days with cinematic mission posters.
20 Moments In Strange Pet Walking.
Alex Chilton, the dynamic, soulful leader of both The Box Tops and Big Star, died last night in New Orleans at the age of 59.
Here's a quick teaser to a larger post tomorrow. Discovery and the BBC are about to release Life, their followup effort to Planet Earth, the massive nature documentary from a few years back.
So, I'm pretty much done being pregnant. I mean, I'm not "“ I'm only 30 weeks "“ but mentally, I'm over this.