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Music Quiz: What’s Your Grammy IQ?

How much do you know about the biggest night in music? Test your Grammy knowledge and discover a… >>

300-Word History Lesson: Colin Powell and the WMDs That Didn’t Exist
300-Word History Lesson: Colin Powell and the WMDs That Didn’t Exist

Ten years ago this week, in a presentation to the United Nations Security Council that he would… >>

A Book We Love (And You Should Read) Earns a Well-Deserved Nomination
A Book We Love (And You Should Read) Earns a Well-Deserved Nomination

We said it back in our July/August issue when we ran a big excerpt in our pages: Kristen Iversen's… >>

5 Worst Mistakes in Sports History
5 Worst Mistakes in Sports History

If they could do it over again, they'd probably think twice: A look at funny sports stories that… >>

Super Bowl Ads: Show Us the Money!
Super Bowl Ads: Show Us the Money!

It's no secret that Super Bowl commercials can be just as riveting as the glory on the gridiron. A… >>

Test Your Brain Power and Fight World Hunger At the Same Time
Test Your Brain Power and Fight World Hunger At the Same Time

Did you know that hunger is the world's number one health risk? It kills more people each year… >>

Concertgoers, Rejoice: Ticketmaster Kills Those Annoying Wiggly Nonsense Words We All Hate to Type
Concertgoers, Rejoice: Ticketmaster Kills Those Annoying Wiggly Nonsense Words We All Hate to Type

As someone who buys upwards of 100 tickets a year on Ticketmaster.com, the bane of my existence are… >>

Why Wait? The Beatles' 50th Anniversary Party Starts Now!
Why Wait? The Beatles’ 50th Anniversary Party Starts Now!

A year from now, we'll all be caught up in the hype and craziness surrounding the 50th anniversary… >>

Reality Rocks: Amazing Documentaries to Fit Every Mood
Reality Rocks: Amazing Documentaries to Fit Every Mood

When it comes to film, there's a time for romance, comedy and, yes, even romantic comedy. But… >>

Happy Birthday to the Invention That Changed Music Forever
Happy Birthday to the Invention That Changed Music Forever

How do musical instruments talk to one another in an electronic age? They use MIDI—the Musical… >>

5 Great TV Shows that Changed the World
5 Great TV Shows that Changed the World

These iconic programs made us safer, healthier, quippier, and more tuneful. >>

Equal Rights for Warriors: Pentagon Ends Ban on Women in Combat
Equal Rights for Warriors: Pentagon Ends Ban on Women in Combat

More than 280,000 women have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, with hundreds wounded and more than… >>

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Must-Reads: Remembering LBJ’s Final Days

This Tuesday marks the 40th anniversary of his death, but President Lyndon Johnson still looms as… >>

Got a Novel? You Could Score $50,000
Got a Novel? You Could Score $50,000

Have you written a novel that's in search of a publisher? Whether your book has been sitting in a… >>

Song Reader by Beck
The Great Collaboration: Beck’s ‘Song Reader’

Beck's latest album, "Song Reader" is collection of 20 new songs unlike anything you've ever heard… >>

One Monopoly Piece Will Be Sent to Jail, Permanently
One Monopoly Piece Will Be Sent to Jail, Permanently

Hasbro is sending one of their iconic Monopoly tokens to jail for good. In an effort to refresh the… >>

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… >>

The Big Idea: Clone Ancient Trees to Save Planet Earth
The Big Idea: Clone Ancient Trees to Save Planet Earth

David Milarch is a pioneering spirit who believes that cloning huge ancient trees—such as the… >>

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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… >>

Dog News: Greyhounds Need Homes
Dog News: Greyhounds Need Homes

With greyhound racing on the decline nationwide, more and more greyhounds (and hound-mix breeds)… >>