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The Morning After: Joe & Paul Rock the House
The Morning After: Joe & Paul Rock the House

Now that was a debate. Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan gave America a great show… >>

Nobel Lit Pick: Inspired and Inspiring
Nobel Lit Pick: Inspired and Inspiring

Literary awards season is upon us, with National Book Award finalists named yesterday and the Nobel… >>

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A Heartbeat Away: What You Don’t Know About America’s Vice Presidents

Did you know that  there was no official line of succession to the presidency until 1967? Or that… >>

Behold, the World's Worst Souvenirs
Behold, the World’s Worst Souvenirs

What is it about traveling that causes people, even those with good taste, to submit to their… >>

13 Things You Didn't Know About the Vice Presidency
13 Things You Didn’t Know About the Vice Presidency

Sure, everybody's always talking about the Presidents, but what about the other guys? We searched… >>

On Tap: 9 Months of Red Hot Legal Action
On Tap: 9 Months of Red Hot Legal Action

October is always an exciting time for us avid Supreme Court watchers as we look ahead to months of… >>

Artwork You Need A Magnifying Glass To See
Artwork You Need A Magnifying Glass To See

If artist Jacqueline Lou Skaggs’ goals were to save money and paint more often, she… >>

For Beagle Brigades, the Nose Knows
For Beagle Brigades, the Nose Knows

Meet Linus, federal agent. He's also a 6-year-old beagle. Last night's NBC Nightly News with… >>

A Halloween Treat for Grownups
A Halloween Treat for Grownups

With Halloween season well underway, it's time to give some props to good old-fashioned ghosts… >>

Three Documentaries to See Now
Three Documentaries to See Now

Sure, it might be a great weekend for Frankenweenie, Tim Burton's latest multimillion dollar 3D… >>

Forbes: Foreclosures of the Rich & Famous
Forbes: Foreclosures of the Rich & Famous

Every once in a while, you come across something on the internet that serves no real purpose at all… >>

Why Gwendolyn and Brent May Decide This Election
Why Gwendolyn and Brent May Decide This Election

It's old hat that support for Obama and Romney breaks strongly along lines of gender, race, income… >>

Books: You're Invited to a Wild Wedding
Books: You’re Invited to a Wild Wedding

You can't help but  love a novel that starts with a wedding invitation. Yona Zeldis McDonough's A… >>

The Morning After: Best Debate Follow-Up
The Morning After: Best Debate Follow-Up

The verdict is in, and Mitt Romney gets the win. As we noted in a previous post, for all the… >>

Will Romney Top Obama With a 'Tilt and Nod'?
Will Romney Top Obama With a ‘Tilt and Nod’?

A new feature from the New York Times is either staggeringly brilliant or many, many steps too far:… >>

Still Worth the Hype: Gillian Flynn's 'Gone Girl'
Still Worth the Hype: Gillian Flynn’s ‘Gone Girl’

I tend to be wary of books that everyone’s talking about. Too often, all that buzz ends in… >>

Under Fire: 6 Hot Military Books
Under Fire: 6 Hot Military Books

We've heard a lot about Navy SEALS of late—and for very good reason. Last month saw the… >>

Comics for the Cure: Marvel Goes Komen-Pink
Comics for the Cure: Marvel Goes Komen-Pink

Heads up, true believers: A partnership between Marvel Entertainment and Susan G. Komen for the… >>

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A Golden Ticket to the House That Wonka Built

In my earliest days of reading, Roald Dahl's fantastic collection of children's books left a… >>

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… >>