A Brief History of the Super Bowl Broadcast

Scott Allen

© Anthony J. Causi/Icon SMI/Corbis Sunday will mark the 17th time that NBC has broadcast the Super Bowl, tying it with CBS for the most in NFL history.

The True Story of Apple's "1984" Ad's First Broadcast...Before the Super Bowl

Chris Higgins

Setting the Record Straight Last Monday I ran a story on how Apple's "1984" Super Bowl ad was almost canceled.

Weekend Links: Ewe shall not baaaass

Allison Keene

This Shakespearean retelling of the Three Little Pigs is a must-watch (thanks to my friend Chandler for this link!) This is probably the most high-brow comedy I've experienced in a long time. *

27 Buildings Shaped Like Food That's Sold There

Andréa Fernandes

In 2010, Ethan Trex gave us a great list of buildings shaped like what they sell... but there are way more than just 10 buildings shaped like what they sell, so today we're back with more!

The Late Movies: Roomba Riders

Miss Cellania

Who rides on a Roomba vacuum cleaner? Anyone who isn't heavy enough to crush it! Which unfortunately, leaves most of us out. Kittens How many kittens can you get on a Roomba?

15 Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate in February

Laura Turner Garrison

February may be the shortest month of the year, but there is certainly no shortage of unusual holidays to celebrate. February 4th: Ice Cream for Breakfast

Leave a Comment About the Comments

Jason English

On Fridays, 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.

Back to the Future: The Musical?

Jason English

According to Deadline, Back to the Future may be headed to Broadway: "I’m told that [Robert] Zemeckis is in early talks with his co-writer Bob Gale and the film’s composer Alan Silvestri to ex

Historic Site or Superfund Site?

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Sometimes a site holds such important status to our regional or national heritage, it warrants preservation for the ages. Other times it's so polluted the EPA demands clean-up before more people become gravely ill. Are these sites on the National Register of Historic Places, or are they listed on the National Priority List, a.k.a. the Superfund list?

10 Famous People Who Turned Down a Knighthood

Mark Juddery

Of all the honors that the Queen of England bestows on her subjects, a knighthood is easily the most coveted.


David K. Israel

I love the intersection where design meets games.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Police Chase Ends as Car Lands on Sleeping Man Police in Hamden, Connecticut, tried to pull over an SUV for outstanding violations after midnight Tuesday, but were instead led on a five-mile chase.

Brain Game: The 'Big' Game

Super Bowl Sunday is nearly upon us. If you choose to party, have plenty of fun, but please do so safely.

Morning Cup of Links: Awful Inventions

Miss Cellania

NASA unveiled the New Blue Marble photograph of the Earth last week, which drew some criticism for setting North America front and center.

14 Super Bowl Sideshows and Subplots

Bud Shaw

At Super Bowl XV in New Orleans -- my first Super Bowl -- wildman defensive lineman John Matuszak of the Oakland Raiders nominated himself as a most unlikely Bourbon Street chaperone. "I'