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The Sweet Taste of Electoral Votes
The Sweet Taste of Electoral Votes

The Electoral College remains a mysterious process for many Americans, and electoral math can… >>

What to Read After a Hurricane
What to Read After a Hurricane

Shortly before Hurricane Sandy came to my town, flooding my house and knocking out the power (which… >>

5 Things You Didn't Know About Mitt Romney
5 Things You Didn’t Know About Mitt Romney

Four debates and countless campaign stops later, voters have learned much about their candidates… >>

5 Things You Didn't Know About Barack Obama
5 Things You Didn’t Know About Barack Obama

Four debates and countless campaign stops later, voters have learned much about their candidates… >>

Celebrating America's Sign Makers
Celebrating America’s Sign Makers

Artist Clark Byers may not be a household name, but if you've lived or traveled in the southeast… >>

Why Are Elections Held on Tuesdays?
Why Are Elections Held on Tuesdays?

With millions without power in areas affected by the devastating Hurricane Sandy, the Wall Street… >>

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Feast Your Eyes: Four Great Photo Sites

I can get lost in good photography websites just like I can in good books—they tell a story… >>

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… >>

Best Movie and TV Auditions in History
Best Movie and TV Auditions in History

What does it take for actors to land iconic roles? A noteworthy audition. Here, some of the best… >>

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… >>

App Alert: Never Have to Hold It At the Movies
App Alert: Never Have to Hold It At the Movies

It's happened to us all: We're engrossed in a movie at the theater and suddenly that paint… >>

Can Your Phone Replace Your Wallet?
Can Your Phone Replace Your Wallet?

Just this morning, Wired writer Christina Bonnington concluded a month-long experiment in which she… >>

Must-See: Little Boy's Toy Train in Space
Must-See: Little Boy’s Toy Train in Space

My two sons, in their 20s now, loved toy trains when they were young. So this Smithsonian video of… >>

Can't-Miss Books: Three Moving Family Stories
Can’t-Miss Books: Three Moving Family Stories

For all that I love a good novel, sometimes there's nothing more engaging than a brilliantly… >>

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13 Things You Didn’t Know About Bond…James Bond

Think you know James Bond movies? We dug up little-known trivia about Agent 007. >>

Cinemagram: The Next Instagram?
Cinemagram: The Next Instagram?

The next big thing in smart phone photography could be Cinemagram, a free iPhone app (the Android… >>

The Second Debate: An Eyewitness Account, Plus the Best Follow-Up
The Second Debate: An Eyewitness Account, Plus the Best Follow-Up

“Hey, do you want a ticket to the debate?” When I got this text from a friend (a pal of his who… >>

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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… >>

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… >>