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White House Holiday: Let Bo Be Your Guide
White House Holiday: Let Bo Be Your Guide

The White House may be beautifully decked for the holidays, but it's left to the First Dog to… >>

'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… >>

'You're Wrong, Uncle Bob!': When Politics and Thanksgiving Collide
‘You’re Wrong, Uncle Bob!’: When Politics and Thanksgiving Collide

As the red wine starts flowing this Thanksgiving, inevitably so will the politics chatter… >>

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… >>

Funky Map Shows State Size According to Votes
Funky Map Shows State Size According to Votes

An awesome new feature on Slate offers a unique look at America: What would our country look like… >>

Election 2012: Memorable Night, Cloudy Future
Election 2012: Memorable Night, Cloudy Future

With a  resounding electoral college win and a slim victory in the popular vote, Barack Obama was… >>

Mitt Romney's Loss and the Art of the Concession
Mitt Romney’s Loss and the Art of the Concession

Although the election was called by major news outlets shortly after 11 p.m. last night, most of us… >>

What's Your Newspaper Saying Today?
What’s Your Newspaper Saying Today?

We asked our friends and family to snap a picture of their newspaper's front page this morning… >>

Avoid Disaster, Spot 'Sandy' Scammers
Avoid Disaster, Spot ‘Sandy’ Scammers

When a disaster hits, people spring into action. As with Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans or… >>

ASL Interpreter Rocks Storm Coverage
ASL Interpreter Rocks Storm Coverage

She's been described as mesmerizing, hypnotizing, a rock star. Last week, Lydia Callis, New York… >>