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Awesome Life Advice from Your Favorite Superheroes

If you're looking to seize "a day, unlike any other!" remember these encouraging quotes, culled… >>

What's Your News IQ? And Other Fun, Challenging Quizzes
What’s Your News IQ? And Other Fun, Challenging Quizzes

Sure, the news is widely available and readily accessible thanks to social media, but how much of… >>

What Would a 51-State Flag Look Like?
What Would a 51-State Flag Look Like?

With Puerto Rican statehood in the news once again, Smithsonian magazine's excellent Design Decoded… >>

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… >>

Weird News Round-Up: Vatican Loves Batman, Edible Hotel Opens
Weird News Round-Up: Vatican Loves Batman, Edible Hotel Opens

As with recent weeks, the Vatican, Batman, and Dennis Rodman seem to be hot topics. Let's see… >>

Weird News Round-Up: Rodman Loves a Dictator; Jersey Shore Sea Monster
Weird News Round-Up: Rodman Loves a Dictator; Jersey Shore Sea Monster

The sequester may be this week's most important news item, but automatic spending cuts and the… >>

Weird News Round-Up: Killer Bees Swarm Tampa, Batman Is Real
Weird News Round-Up: Killer Bees Swarm Tampa, Batman Is Real

There's the big news this week- a recovering U.S. economy, North Korea threatening nuclear action… >>

Weird News Round-Up: Bieber Loses Monkey, Guinea Pig Consumption Rises
Weird News Round-Up: Bieber Loses Monkey, Guinea Pig Consumption Rises

There were notable losses this week—film critic Roger Ebert, artist Carmine Infantino, and… >>

We Found Love... in the Olympic Village
We Found Love… in the Olympic Village

They are the most talented athletes in the world, have perfect bodies, and break world records when… >>

5 Reasons to See 'Zero Dark Thirty'
5 Reasons to See ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

Director Kathryn Bigelow's follow-up to her Oscar-winning film The Hurt Locker is generating buzz… >>

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… >>

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3 New Bands My Dad and I Can Both Appreciate

Dads? Cool? Turns out they figured out the best in fashion, music, and even movies years ago. For… >>

11 Questions I Think Paul Rudd Has Secretly Always Wanted to Be Asked in an Interview
11 Questions I Think Paul Rudd Has Secretly Always Wanted to Be Asked in an Interview

What girl doesn't dream of spending an evening in a fancy hotel's penthouse suite with dreamboat… >>

'Classify' Makes Classical Music Accessible, More Awesome
‘Classify’ Makes Classical Music Accessible, More Awesome

Though I'm a big music fan, I've never really gotten into classical. Maybe it's because my parents… >>

'But Mom, They're Art!' Major Museum Adds Video Games to Collection
‘But Mom, They’re Art!’ Major Museum Adds Video Games to Collection

New York's Museum of Modern Art—better known as MoMA—announced Thursday that 14 video games… >>

What Might Have Been: 5 Alternate Movie Castings
What Might Have Been: 5 Alternate Movie Castings

A 3D, Blu-ray version of Titanic hit stores this week, containing more than two and a half hours… >>

What Does a Hometown Smell Like?
What Does a Hometown Smell Like?

America’s heart is in its hometowns, and one of the driving themes of this summer’s Best of… >>

Weird News Round-Up: Worst First Date Ever, Senator Proposes Seersucker Ban
Weird News Round-Up: Worst First Date Ever, Senator Proposes Seersucker Ban

This week's oddest headlines will make you thankful for even the lamest first dates, your freedom… >>

Weird News Round-Up: Woman Dies and Comes Back to Life During Childbirth
Weird News Round-Up: Woman Dies and Comes Back to Life During Childbirth

If ever you should find yourself screaming for an epidural, take heed: It could be worse. •… >>

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What?? Citizen Kane No Longer Best Picture, After 50-Year Reign

I spent some time studying film in college before ultimately switching majors—to a much more… >>