J.K. Rowling invented Quidditch in a pub.
In my own geeky way, I find this festive. Here's a man performing the "Song of Healing" from the video game The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask...on wine glasses.
Winter holidays tend to be bigger, brighter, and louder than celebrations during the rest of the year because it's cold and dark, nothing is growing outside, and we need something to cheer us up.
A finger bone found in Siberia belonged not to a neanderthal, not to a human, but to a previously unknown close relative of both.
Every week, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there's something fun going on in your local library, leave us a
Tonight: sketch comedy by Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein about Portland, Oregon.
Looking for a Bible that's a little more lenient? For $90,000, the Wicked Bible (AKA the Adulterous Bible and the Sinners' Bible) could yours.
Unless you've lived in the South Pacific or are a big fan of Terrence Malick's war epic The Thin Red Line, which featured a few of these songs, chances are you probably haven't heard a
Disney and co. went through dozens of names before deciding on the seven we know today.
If you're a geek of a certain age and inclination, you remember the Monster Manual -- a compendium of monsters for Dungeons & Dragons, including vital statistics (does the monster breathe
This past year, like every year, many celebrated and significant people left us – an eclectic group, from Alexander Haig to Gary Coleman, from Lynn Redgrave to J.D. Salinger.
The tobacco mosaic virus may be a devastating plant blight that destroys over 125 types of crops, including tomatoes, tobacco and peppers, but it also could increase the lifespan of a typical lithium
In order to attend to family matters, Brain Games is closing up shop for the rest of 2010.
Cahokia, America's Forgotten City. Hundreds of years before St.
We've gotten a lot of requests to get active on Tumblr. OK, two requests. And really, they were just questions.