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Stuck on a Desert Island with the Best Books Ever
Our staffers played the "desert island" game and came up with our single-favorite great books...
If Sandy and Danny Were Hipsters…
"Stranded at the drive-in" would be all the more dramatic if, instead of hopping into...
Elections: Primary News Source Is TV, But Mobile Close Behind
You can find politics news on the web in an overwhelming number of places, but...
Stranded! Our Desert-Island Movie Picks
If you could only watch one movie for the rest of your life, what would...
H.P. Lovecraft’s Horror Stories, for the Low Price of Free
Beloved horror author H.P. Lovecraft wrote no fewer than 63 short stories between 1917 and 1935, and...
If “Clueless” Hit Theaters Today…
I hate to admit it but, yes, there was a time when I had a...
U.S. Marines Take On “Call Me Maybe”
We've seen "Call Me Maybe" spoofed by politicians and puppets, we've even figured out why...
The 100 Most Valuable Movie Stars
If you're a bit of a cinephile—or just someone who really, really likes celebrities—...
Aurora Massacre: Heroes and Victims
As shock and disbelief turn to grief and anger, we continue to follow the coverage...
Happy Birthday Raymond Chandler
I’m a big fan of mystery fiction. Police procedurals, detective stories, amateur sleuths, psychological...
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
As a native New Yorker, I never get to see the stars (and no, I...
Yesterday and Today
If you're a fan of The Artist or Martin Scorsese’s Hugo, check out Jeremiah...
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 billion,...
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
Scientists in Russia successfully performed laryngotracheal implants.
How Bill Gates Predicted the iPhone … in 1995
Talk about a visionary: I was blown away by Gates’ description of something that is...
Have you seen what the American athletes are planning to wear for the opening ceremonies...
“This Moment Is Yours”: 13 Motivational Quotes from Olympic Coaches
Get world-class inspiration and winning insights from 13 of America's top Olympic coaches, including Bobby Knight,...
Beat the Heat, Vintage-style
Not to state the obvious, but it has been a hot summer. In fact, weather...
Book a Ticket to Mars
NASA has released updated photos of the Red Planet.
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...
Oh, What a Familiar Web He Weaves
A look into superhero flick fatigue as another reboot hits theaters.
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...
Bring It to the Beach: The Third Gate
The Third Gate, by bestselling author Lincoln Child, is an unabashed adventure story, shot through...
Visual Feast: Deep Fried Gadgets
In his "Deep Fried Gadgets" series, photographer Henry Hargreaves battered and fried some of his...
Atari Turns 40, Celebrates with New Centipede
Forty years ago today, Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney founded Atari, and the gaming giant...
What Does a Hometown Smell Like?
America’s heart is in its hometowns, and one of the driving themes of this...
“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...
Three Things a Mummy Won’t Tell You
Forensic science tells us quite a bit about mummies.
A Moment of Silence for Lonesome George
Last night I found out that Lonesome George died—the 100-year-old Galapagos turtle, who was...
Vincent Van Dominogh!
I first saw this crazy, artistic video on Gawker.com, where domino artist FlippyCat patiently...