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5 Most Interesting Comics of the Week

Rich Barrett

Every Wednesday, I preview the 5 most interesting new comics hitting comic shops, Comixology, Kickstarter and the web. These aren't reviews, just brief highlights.

11 Great Salvador Dali Art Mash Ups

Jill Harness

While he never earned his own show (like Da Vinci), or even appeared in an episode of Doctor Who (like Van Gogh), Salvador Dali is undoubtedly one of the greatest artists in history—and he has plenty

How to Cross a River Without a Bridge

Need to cross a roaring river? It’s always best to find a bridge, but if you absolutely must make it to the other side on your own, a few easy steps can keep you high and relatively dry.

42 Idiom Origins Explained

Jason English

This week, John Green looks at the origins of 42 expressions such as "beat a dead horse," "peeping Tom," and "silver lining."

No Shots! No Shots! How to Get a Shot Without a Needle

Chris Higgins

The Late Movies: The Musical Stylings of Cookie Monster

Erica Palan

The Missing Links: The Unexpected Journey Continues

Colin Patrick

Why Walt Disney Built a Theme Park on Swampland

Stacy Conradt

Where Walt Disney was going, he needed roads.

Let's Make Some Fall Decorations!

Miss Cellania

10 Future Stars Who Appeared on '80s Crime Shows

Shanna Yehlen

Long before these stars were even a twinkle in a tabloid editor's eye, they built their resumes by guest starring in '80s crime shows.

Meet the American Boas

Matt Soniak

The United States actually has two native boa species.

Watch This: Percussive Maintenance

Chris Higgins

How to Cook the Perfect Steak

Our eight-part Be More Interesting series will teach you new skills to wow your friends. Today, Max Silvestri learns how to cook the perfect steak.

How Pittsburgh Got Its "H" Back (and 7 Other Geographic Naming Oddities)

Stacy Conradt

Thanks to the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, big cities and little towns lost a lot of character in the late 1800s.

Why Are Grape-Nuts Neither Grapes Nor Nuts?

the mag

Post Company founder Charles W. Post might have been good at creating popular cereals, but he wasn't the best at naming them.