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A Mondegreen moment may be closer than you think.
A report from the dawn of time
Darth Vader vs. Casper the Friendly Ghost, on an airport tarmac
People are capable of a lot.
The world is big and interesting, chapter 438.
What "The West Wing for werewolves" tells us about political satire
The publishing industry is in terrible trouble, as we all know. But more high-quality work keeps getting published than anyone could possibly read. A few suggestions for today
We know that football players are brave. But spare a thought as well for bride-magazine models.
The complications of wartime memory, continued
An influential and original participant in international affairs
I could have written this item decades ago if my last name were Smith.
The importance of communities, imagined and real.
How parts of Norway look, from very close and above.
"Go see Cal, go see Cal, go see Cal!"
U-S-A! U-S-A! And then, I-P-L!