Sex in a Box: The Twisted History of Twister

Bill DeMain

If it hadn’t been for Johnny Carson, Twister may have never gotten off the ground.

History of Rap Part 3

Chris Higgins

It happened again: Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon have thrown down another hip-hop medley on Fallon's show Late Night, backed up by The Roots.

The World's Greatest Infant Criminal

Jill Harness

It's pretty hard for a newborn baby to escape from the hospital, steal a car, and take a joyride that exceeds speeds of 566 miles per hour.

Brain Game: J-Town

It's Think Thursday time once again here at the Brain Game. According to the latest 2010 Census results, of the 275 U.S.

Morning Cup of Links: Celebrity Shenanigans

Miss Cellania

News outlets are full of Kim Kardashian and her 72-day marriage, but many celebrity marriages don't last even that long.

The Field of Dreams and Five Other Movie Pilgrimages You Can Make

Stacy Conradt

Whenever I’m traveling and people find out where I’m from, 90 percent of the time, the reaction is, “Iowa!

The Late Movies: Los Angeles Plays Itself

Chris Higgins

Los Angeles Plays Itself is an unusual documentary by film professor Thom Andersen, about how Los Angeles is portrayed in movies.

What Happened When Turkmenistan's President for Life Died?

Haley Sweetland Edwards

© Tim Brakemeier/dpa/Corbis When Saparmurat Niyazov died in 2006, Turkmenistan lost its so-called “President for Life.” During his 16-year reign over this impoverished Central Asian country, Niyazo

At the Libraries: One Pumpkin to Rule Them All

Miss Kathleen

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

Dietribes: Celery (or, "I'm Being Stalked!")

Allison Keene

• When someone mentions "celery" as an eating option to me my first response is to scoff and say "boring." But maybe boring's not so bad - after all, a celery tonic was once p

12 Songs that mention other songs or artists

David K. Israel

This is clearly not a definitive list. I encourage you all to help us build the list by leaving your additions in the comments

NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos

Chris Higgins

NOVA's "The Fabric of the Cosmos" premieres tonight, November 2, at 9pm ET/PT on most PBS stations.

Brain Game: Not So Civil

Today, the Brain Game brings you a new Word Ladder challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Spider Porn

Miss Cellania

Nina Sandlin takes pictures of spider genitalia in her spare time. Her spider porn collection is becoming a priceless tool for identifying arachnid species.

The Puzzle Art of Doug Powell

Jill Harness

There are plenty of artists out there whose work can be considered puzzling, but it's rare for any of them to actually make their art from puzzles.