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The Missing Links: Calvin and Hobbes Get Animated

Colin Patrick

The Pastries That Cost Santa Anna His Leg

Stacy Conradt

The leg was buried with full military honors at Santa Anna's request; he then constantly reminded everyone that his loss was a representation of his dedication and love for Mexico.

Help a Sister Publication Out

Jason English

How 10 Famous Landmarks Get Clean

Erin McCarthy

After looking at these photos of courageous workers going to great, grimy heights to shine up some much-beloved landmarks, your spring cleaning won't seem like such a chore.

The Video Toaster 4000

Chris Higgins

Retrobituaries: José Capablanca, World Chess Champion

David W Brown

Born in Havana in 1888, former world chess champion José Capablanca is generally considered to be one of the top five players of all time.

35 Things You Might Not Know About Mister Rogers

Jason English

In episode two of our new YouTube series, John Green brings you a whole pile of things you should know about everybody's favorite neighbor.

18 Academic Papers About '90s TV Shows

Arika Okrent

If we can learn about the ancient Romans by studying their drinking songs, surely we can learn something about ourselves by studying our TV shows.

Bates Motel Recap: Episode 1, "First You Dream, Then You Die"

Stacy Conradt

The Late Movies: "Man of Constant Sorrow," Covered

Erica Palan

Vladimir Nabokov Talks Synesthesia

Stacy Conradt

You’ve probably heard of synesthesia, the condition that makes people involuntarily associate something with a sense that wouldn’t normally be associated otherwise.

Beyond Big Gulps: 5 Other Bizarre Bans in New York History

The Week

Mayor Michael Bloomberg's scuttled rule on jumbo sodas is just the latest in a long line of regulations on verboten goods.

The Missing Links: The Star Wars Truther Movement

Colin Patrick

Music History #21: "Black Friday"

Bill DeMain

With songs about everything from flashy drug czars to downtrodden jazz musicians, Steely Dan have always cast their lyrical net far from the usual romantic fare of pop music.

10 Constellations that Never Caught On

Jens T Carstensen