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The Quick 10: Paddington Bear

Stacy Conradt

Don't tell Winnie the Pooh, but he's not the only big shot on the children's book Bear Market "“ Paddington Bear has been charming children and adults alike since 1958.

What Everybody Who's Anybody Is Doing This Weekend

Jason English

If you're in Birmingham and looking for weekend programming, come out and meet various members of our Alabama staff at the Magic City Arts Connection in Linn Park.

Obscura Day: 2010

Chris Higgins

On March 20th, Obscura Day was a worldwide celebration of "expeditions, back-room tours and hidden treasures in your hometown." 80 events took place in 20 countries, hosting more than 4,000

Relatively Insignificant Events That Changed Your Life Forever

Jason English

Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want. Very casual.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

The Town that Loves Charlie Chaplin Charlie Chaplin has a fan club in Adipur, Gujarat, India called the Charlie Circle.

Brain Game: Spin the Tire

By changing one letter at a time to form different English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert SPIN into TIRE in seven (or fewer) steps.

Italy's Big Problem: the Camorra

Ransom Riggs

Until recently, whenever I thought of organized crime in Italy, I thought of Godfather II and its turn-of-the-century flashbacks.

Morning Cup of Links: BeetleCam

Miss Cellania

Soviet Sci-Fi Animation in the 1980's. These 'toons are based on stories from American authors so you may be able to follow along, and a couple even have subtitles.

5 Questions: What, Me Worry?

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The Late Movies: Happy Earth Day!

Mark Arminio

Today, fellow citizens of this planet, is Earth Day. First founded by Sen. Gaylord Nelson on April 22nd, 1970, Earth Day has become a massive global event.

A chat with Jeff Garlin

David K. Israel

Jeff Garlin co-stars and executive produces the HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Bud Shaw's Guide to the NFL Draft

Bud Shaw

The NFL draft is upon us.

The Quick 10: Clifford the Big Red Dog

Stacy Conradt

A reader suggested Clifford the Big Red Dog via Twitter the other day, and although I tend to lean more toward smaller dogs, I thought that was a great idea.

Name the NFL's Last 22 #1 Picks

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How many #1 overall picks can you name in 5 minutes? We're looking at 1988-2009, which means every top pick after the belle of the 1987 ball, Vinny Testaverde. You can enter first and last names, or just last names (except when brothers are involved).

Hint #1: This list includes 12 quarterbacks, five defensive linemen, two offensive tackles, and one running back, wide receiver and linebacker. Hint #2: For Russell Maryland, just enter 'Maryland.' That's your free space.

New $100 Bill: "Unveiling Video"

Chris Higgins

Okay, so there's a US government website called newmoney.gov. That's the first problem. We need a whole website with its own domain name to talk about updated currency?