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Gun Control: The Most Thoughtful Responses
Gun Control: The Most Thoughtful Responses

Since Friday's killings in Colorado, we've been listening in to the myriad conversations about gun… >>

Best Apps for Stargazing
Best Apps for Stargazing

As a native New Yorker, I never get to see the stars (and no, I don't mean Sarah Jessica Parker or… >>

Yesterday and Today
Yesterday and Today

If you're a fan of The Artist or Martin Scorsese’s Hugo, check out Jeremiah McDonald's… >>

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Batman in Books: The Dark Stories of “The Dark Knight”

In 2008, Warner Bros. Pictures released "The Dark Knight," and the film quickly earned over $1… >>

Vintage Campaign Pride, that Fits to a Tee
Vintage Campaign Pride, that Fits to a Tee

Whether you’re suffering from political burnout or don't want to visually declare your candidate… >>

How to Get a Voice like Adele's
How to Get a Voice like Adele’s

My mom always taught me that I need to speak up more, because my voice is too soft and girlish… >>

Polo, Anyone?
Polo, Anyone?

Have you seen what the American athletes are planning to wear for the opening ceremonies at the… >>

Beat the Heat, Vintage-style
Beat the Heat, Vintage-style

Not to state the obvious, but it has been a hot summer. In fact, weather experts at the National… >>

25 Things You Didn't Know About the Greatest Musical of All Time
25 Things You Didn’t Know About the Greatest Musical of All Time

Many call "Singin' in the Rain" the greatest musical of all time, and it's getting a diamond… >>

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This July Fourth, Remember Our War Widows

Two hundred thirty-six. That's how many years of freedom we've enjoyed since our founding fathers… >>

Visual Feast: Deep Fried Gadgets
Visual Feast: Deep Fried Gadgets

In his "Deep Fried Gadgets" series, photographer Henry Hargreaves battered and fried some of his… >>

Centipede Origins
Atari Turns 40, Celebrates with New Centipede

Forty years ago today, Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney founded Atari, and the gaming giant is… >>

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… >>

“Call Me Maybe”: Why Is It So Addictive?

Don't be embarrassed. We've all blasted it in our cars or turned it up on our iPods (and then… >>

Three Things a Mummy Won't Tell You
Three Things a Mummy Won’t Tell You

As the books editor at Reader's Digest, I usually have my nose in a manuscript, but today I’d… >>

A Moment of Silence for Lonesome George
A Moment of Silence for Lonesome George

Last night I found out that Lonesome George died—the 100-year-old Galapagos turtle, who was the… >>

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Vincent Van Dominogh!

I first saw this crazy, artistic video on Gawker.com, where domino artist FlippyCat patiently… >>

Beach Read: Second-Chance Foodie Romance, on Martha's Vineyard
Beach Read: Second-Chance Foodie Romance, on Martha’s Vineyard

If you boiled down the plot of Steven Raichlen's charming debut novel, Island Apart, to a sentence… >>

Take that, Instagram!
Take that, Instagram!

In a series called Pencil Vs. Camera, Artist Ben Heine seamlessly combines sketches and photography… >>

5 Things You Didn't Know About
5 Things You Didn’t Know About “Mad Men”

It's been a week since the fifth season finale of "Mad Men" and my mind is still reeling. How… >>