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Retrobituaries: Ruth Fertel, founder of Ruth’s Chris Steak House

David W Brown

In our Retrobituaries series, we highlight interesting people who are no longer with us. Today let's explore the life of Ruth Fertel, who died at 75 in 2002.

8 Symbols That We Turned Into Words

Arika Okrent

The symbols we use also have names: dollar sign, treble clef, asterisk, etc. But sometimes the name for a symbol takes on a different sort of meaning.

17 Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate in May

Laura Turner Garrison

If you remember nothing else from this article, remember that Mother's Day is Sunday, May 12. Go ahead and buy the card now.

Bates Motel Recap, E7: "The Man in Number 9"

Stacy Conradt

This week on Bates Motel: Dead deputies, dead dogs and dead dreams. Ah, idyllic White Pine Bay. Having fun! Wish you were here!

What Determines What Your Voice Sounds Like?

Kevin Kampwirth

As a marker of singularity, our voices are as effective as our fingerprints.

The Late Movies: The Evolution of Bugs Bunny

Erica Palan

Come Join Us on the Road!

Jason English

26 Fantastic Examples of Star Wars Cosplay

Jill Harness

When it comes to cosplay, one of the most common inspirations is Star Wars. And with good reason—it's one of the most iconic, best loved, and immediately recognizable franchises in the world.

The Missing Links: A Great Way to Lose Everything

Colin Patrick

100-Year-Old Hairstyle Trends for Hairstyle Appreciation Day

Jennifer M Wood

Paying tribute to century-old hairdos (and don’ts).

Britain’s “Big Cat” Conundrum

Roma Panganiban

Thinking of the wild English countryside might conjure up images of manor houses, green fields, and secret gardens, Lions, tigers, and bears are from a different kind of story—but that's not actu

8 Tattoos of M.C. Escher Art

Miss Cellania

T-Shirt Tuesday: May the Mass x Acceleration Be With You

Erin McCarthy

11 Spam Comments That Look Like Drunk Thesauruses (And Why)

Arika Okrent

Nothing is certain but death, taxes, and spam comments on your blog.

Brain Game: All Together Now

Sandy Wood