Spirit of giving? Almost. Christmas is about the spirit of giving people what they want.
A cautionary tale of the dangers of an uncommon and tasty recreational substance. That comes from a spice rack.
Supplementing a New York Times list, here are a few more pre-marriage questions you may really need.
mental_floss question of the day.
Chris Muir's excellent Day By Day cartoon, for December 21, 2006
This is one of the moments of magic that bridge the years between us and those who lived on earth thousands of years earlier.
The season is experienced differently all around the world.
It just may be possible to outweigh the weirdos dominating this world. They're as likely to kill each other as us... and each other is closer.
Does a recent Federal Trade Commission staff opinion really mean the agency will be coming after bloggers?
The jig is up. We can now officially put to bed the lie that advocates of gay marriage only want equal rights.
The murderous career of Augusto Pinochet is inextricably linked to US involvement in Chilean politics and its economy.
Michigan's HB 5882 is the wrong solution to a real problem. Rushing women through abortion mills lets abuse happen.
The unforgettable music of this incredible group has been released in a new CD.
Perusing some musical offerings at year's end...
Anthony Dominick Benedetto was a New Yorker, born and raised in Queens, the son of a grocer...
Get your horns up!
The world’s greatest wrestling masked instrumentalists do a full-fledged twist record.
The Brooklyn MC responds to the Sean Bell shooting in NYC and then delivers a monster freestyle verse.
Martin fuses previously recorded Beatles work whether it be music, rhythms or spoken words...
The disappointing, the uninspired, and the flat out bad CDs of 2006, including the dreaded Turkey of the Year Award.
Amy Winehouse's new "You Know I'm No Good" is one of the best songs of the year.
Unlike a few rip-off CDs, these are the original glorious recordings, all clear and beautifully flawless.
Take the advice of a guy who has a large collection of music that sounds like a herd of cats?
A Polish-born solider in General Washington's army shares the story, miracle, and meaning of Hanukkah with his Commander-in-Chief.
Dawkins' The God Delusion is thoughtful and a worthwhile read, but would have profited from better editing.
52, is a weekly DC Comics series. This week it stars the "lost" Justice League and Martian Manhunter.
At its best, the book offers a deeper understanding of both the American character and how it is reflected in the American ballad.
This week the series stars Doctor Magnus and his fellow mad scientists, Black Adam and the Black Adam family, Renee Montoya and The Question.
In a book that helps raise money for cancer research, Humble has a way of putting in his own colorful interjections at precisely the right moment.
A confounding thriller in the spirit of The DaVinci Code.
Reading these stories is like peering through the ice; there is a coldness and a distance but also something flowing deep below.
"Just as a blank page with infinite possibilities can sometimes block a writer up, limitations often produce great creativity."
Run! That giant poodle demon is about to shed!
DeNiro is at the helm and Damon is on the screen, but will this picture bring home Oscar gold?
Does Dreamgirls live up to the hype? Well, yes.
Captain Lou as Mario! Can you say perfect casting?
Call it the anti-Bourne (or the far flip side of Casino Royale) - deadly serious spies, gloomy sex, a dark night of the Cold War soul.
Hey you, guuuuuuuuys!!! The second volume of “The Electric Company” has made it to DVD.
Six NFL teams have clinched playoff berths, but six spots remain up for grabs.
With the holidays upon us let's reflect on the past year.
Wherein I bring my bad karma to the Magic Kingdom.
Carmelo Anthony has sunk to a new low, but he still deserves every chance to raise himself up.