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Must See: Insanely Addictive Websites
Must See: Insanely Addictive Websites

Warning: These websites are highly addictive and may cause you to waste massive amounts of time… >>

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Must Read: Short Story Genius George Saunders Does It Again

Ever since I first read "The Falls," the dark and powerful final short story in George Saunders… >>

Morning After: Horses, Bayonets and Debates
Morning After: Horses, Bayonets and Debates

Like the 19th century cavalry he referenced in the best and most Tweeted line of the night… >>

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Mitt Romney’s Loss and the Art of the Concession

Although the election was called by major news outlets shortly after 11 p.m. last night, most of us… >>

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Major Moments in Democratic Convention History

This Thursday, President Barack Obama will address the nation from the Democratic National… >>

Mad About <i>Mad</i>? New Book Celebrates its Hilarious History
Mad About Mad? New Book Celebrates its Hilarious History

Sixty years ago, a new magazine took newsstands by storm. It was smart, funny, irreverent… >>

Looking Back: Ebert's First Review in Reader's Digest
Looking Back: Ebert’s First Review in Reader’s Digest

Movie lovers worldwide today mourn the passing of Roger Ebert, the famed film critic who pioneered… >>

Long Lost Disney Tunes Surface at Last
Long Lost Disney Tunes Surface at Last

Disney movies are hard to outgrow. Whether you watched them over and over again with your kids… >>

Like Maps? You'll Love This Blog
Like Maps? You’ll Love This Blog

I love maps enough to have one hanging over my kitchen table, so when I came across the blog A… >>

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Life Found in Outer Space!

Potentially, that is. Gliese 581g orbits the star Gliese (Glee-zuh) and according to NASA, this… >>

Leading Sacred Cows to Slaughter
Leading Sacred Cows to Slaughter

Fed up with the "all or nothing intransigence" that is paralyzing Washington, Fortune magazine… >>

Laugh and Learn: The First Obama-Romney Showdown
Laugh and Learn: The First Obama-Romney Showdown

With President Obama and Mitt Romney scheduled to square off in the first Presidential debate on… >>

Kids Reveal Their Pick for President
Kids Reveal Their Pick for President

The kids have spoken! According to more than 500,000 ballots submitted by underage wannabe voters… >>

Japanese Artist Takes Recycling to New Heights
Japanese Artist Takes Recycling to New Heights

Americans recycle billions of cans every year—but do they make them art? Japanese sculptor… >>

Jane Austen, Frankenstein Go Graphic
Jane Austen, Frankenstein Go Graphic

A bold, brilliant new series presents the Great Books as interpreted by critically acclaimed… >>

James Bond is Back: 4 Reasons to See 'Skyfall'
James Bond is Back: 4 Reasons to See ‘Skyfall’

We recently covered James Bond mania in honor of the character's 50th anniversary, and now we've… >>

It’s a Wonderful @#$%^& Life!
It’s a Wonderful @#$%^& Life!

My family’s favorite Christmas tradition is the annual Driving of the Father Crazy by… >>

Instagram Photos, Now in Cookie Form
Instagram Photos, Now in Cookie Form

I consider the mobile app Instagram to be like magic for photos: I snap a picture of my breakfast… >>

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In a Time of Crisis: Doodles

With yesterday marking the start of a solemn reflection on the 50th anniversary of the Cuban… >>

If Sandy and Danny Were Hipsters...
If Sandy and Danny Were Hipsters…

"Stranded at the drive-in" would be all the more dramatic if, instead of hopping into your… >>