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The Quick 10: Madeline

Stacy Conradt

I have to admit I never really got into the Madeline books, but I know they're a huge hit with some people.

Remaking Star Wars - in 15-second Increments

Chris Higgins

Star Wars: Uncut is a web project in which 473 people each contribute 15 seconds of footage for a complete, shot-for-shot remake of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

Give Me a Sign: The Stories Behind 5 Hand Gestures

Rob Lammle

So much can be said with a hand gesture. Here are the stories behind gestures you might use every day, and some you might not. 1. The Vulcan

What You Wanted To Be When You Grew Up

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

Bass Tournament Cheating Leads to Jail Time Cheating in a fishing tournament is taken very seriously in Texas, especially when there are expensive prizes involved.

Brain Game: Slaw & Order

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

Strange Geographies is going to Venice! What should I shoot?

Ransom Riggs

So, this is cool. Most of our regular readers are probably familiar with my series of photo essays, Strange Geographies.

Morning Cup of Links: Cool Motorcycles

Miss Cellania

9 Worst Coal Mine Catastrophes. Explosions, fires, avalanches, collapses, floods, they come in all manner of disasters. * Cool Guys on Motorcycles.

5 Questions: Rank and File

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The Late Movies: Impromptu Concerts

Mark Arminio

Summer is in the air and that means one glorious thing for music fans: concerts!

The Berenstain Bears and the Quick 10

Stacy Conradt

Even though our little girl won't need them for a while, we recently put up some wall bookshelves in the nursery.

Is There a Doctor in the House?

Chris Higgins

This happened Wednesday night. So two men are having a debate; they're vying to be the Democratic candidate for Governor of Oregon in the next election.

19 Weird Clauses in Baseball Contracts

Ethan Trex

Baseball contracts aren't just about money. They're also about bonus clauses and sweet, sweet perks.

I hid a book. Can you find it?

Ransom Riggs

Operation Teen Book Drop is a great new initiative, which donates thousands of books each year to Native American reservations and tribal lands, and also works with hundreds of authors, who drop copie

What Kind of Tweeter R U? The 13 Types on Twitter

David K. Israel

Some of you may recall my post on the 13 Types of Friends on Facebook.