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The Year’s Best Photos
Whether you want a refresher on the national and international news of 2012, or you just...
It’s a Wonderful @#$%^& Life!
My family’s favorite Christmas tradition is the annual Driving of the Father Crazy by...
5 Reasons to See ‘Zero Dark Thirty’
Director Kathryn Bigelow's follow-up to her Oscar-winning film The Hurt Locker is generating buzz nearly...
Good Night, Earth: Amazing Photos from Space
Want to get away from it all for a few minutes? I mean, really away...
The Only Fiscal Cliff Guide You’ll Need This Holiday Season
The news media is abuzz with talk of the impending fiscal cliff—a series of...
Travel Everywhere (Man!) with Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash has been everywhere (man!) and a clever project from British web developer Iain...
Oh, yes! The 30th Anniversary of “Thriller”
2012 has brought us many iconic anniversaries—Reader's Digest celebrates 90 years, the Oreo is now 100 years...
White House Holiday: Let Bo Be Your Guide
The White House may be beautifully decked for the holidays, but it's left to the...
The Worst (But Funniest) Way to Kill a Spider
In our household, my wife’s job is to cook, clean, take care of our...
‘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...
Magic Tricks Revealed, By Teller: 7 Ways to Fool the Brain
How do magic tricks work? Teller, of Penn & Teller, pulls back the curtain on human perception.
? New Book Celebrates its Hilarious History
Sixty years ago, a new magazine took newsstands by storm. It was smart, funny, irreverent,...
Top Christmas Movies Guaranteed to Get You in the Holiday Spirit
Cozy up to these top holiday classic Christmas movies.
What Would a 51-State Flag Look Like?
With Puerto Rican statehood in the news once again, Smithsonian magazine's excellent Design Decoded blog...
Must See: Insanely Addictive Websites
Warning: These websites are highly addictive and may cause you to waste massive amounts of...
The Word of the Year Is…Just 3 Letters Long
What better way to kick off the season of year-end lists than with the announcement...
Fun Freebie: Stylish Snail Mail is a Hit
When's the last time you got a real, handwritten letter in the mail? Feeling nostalgic,...
Why Do Top Students Cheat?
Cheating has gone from a nasty habit to a nationwide epidemic. In March,nine seniors...
Funky Map Shows State Size According to Votes
An awesome new feature on Slate offers a unique look at America: What would our...
Your End-of-the-World App Checklist
Last week, the unthinkable happened: I found myself waiting in line to use a payphone....
Election 2012: Memorable Night, Cloudy Future
With a resounding electoral college win and a slim victory in the popular vote, Barack...
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,...
What’s Your Newspaper Saying Today?
We asked our friends and family to snap a picture of their newspaper's front page...
James Bond is Back: 4 Reasons to See ‘Skyfall’
We recently covered James Bond mania in honor of the character's 50th anniversary, and now...
ASL Interpreter Rocks Storm Coverage
She's been described as mesmerizing, hypnotizing, a rock star. Last week, Lydia Callis, New York...
Election Day Must-Reads: One Last Hurrah
It's been a long road to Election Day (remember all of those GOP primary debates...
The Sweet Taste of Electoral Votes
The Electoral College remains a mysterious process for many Americans, and electoral math can confuse...
What to Read After a Hurricane
Shortly before Hurricane Sandy came to my town, flooding my house and knocking out the...
Celebrating America’s Sign Makers
Artist Clark Byers may not be a household name, but if you've lived or traveled...
Movember: Grow a ‘Stache for a Good Cause
November is morphing into Movember: an international movement that encourages men to grow mustaches throughout...
Why Are Elections Held on Tuesdays?
With millions without power in areas affected by the devastating Hurricane Sandy, the Wall Street...
Feast Your Eyes: Four Great Photo Sites
I can get lost in good photography websites just like I can in good books—...