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Ride the Olympic Ceremony Monowheel in your home

Want to own a little bit of history? That can be arranged, of course, but you will need a fairly fat bank balance if you want to do so. The Olympics have long been revered to be an event that is held once every four years, where the indomitable human spirit is celebrated, and everyone comes out as winners in their respective disciplines. Show More Summary

Sewing with Kids: Felt and Fabric Flowers

23 hours agoHobbies / Crafts : Make and Takes

I had my hand-sewing basket sitting out the other day, which reminded my girls that they hadn’t sewn anything in a long time. We had to remedy that, of course! With spring on our minds, we decided to make some flowers using our (over-flowing) bin of fabric and felt scraps. Sewing buttons is fun, and […]

Mark Steyn: The Long, Slow, Unremarked-Upon Death of Free Speech

"This is the aging of the dawn of Aquarius." I heard a lot of that kind of talk during my battles with the Canadian ?human rights? commissions a few years ago: of course, we all believe in free speech, but...

A 17-year long Irish Wake: The Birth, Rise, and End of a Summer Golf Tradition

yesterdaySports : Deadspin

The golf course exists as a place reserved for relaxation and a step away from the workaday problems from which we all suffer. There should never be anything more violent than a club striking a Titleist, excepting perhaps the thrown club, the kicked ball, or the well-timed explosive curse. Show More Summary

Strap on the Feedbag: New Episodes of Louie Start May 5

It has been 19 long months (!!!) since we've seen new episodes of Louie and the wait has felt especially brutal since Louie is the best show on TV right now. (Not counting Bob's Burgers, of course—did you watch the latest Brony episode?...Show More Summary

Mehta: With Johnson's speed, Jets 'O' can be whole different animal

Chris Johnson was defying logic, beating the fastest land mammal on the planet on a 220-foot long dirt course last summer, when the absurdity of the made-for-TV event revealed this undeniable fact: Win or lose, this guy is pretty freaking fast.

Prostitution Precrime? Monica Jones and ‘Manifesting an Intent' to Prostitute in America

2 days agoNews : Reason

A woman waiting on a street corner. A woman in a tight dress. A woman who speaks to someone walking by, waves to a passing car, looks at you too long. Are here clear, unambiguous meanings to these things? Of course not—they could beShow More Summary

Of Course There Are Dance Parties For Kids At NYC Nightclubs

When I was a little girl, I dreamed about standing in really long lines to get into a place filled with blaring music and people packed so tightly your ribs felt like they’d never be whole again. That’s not true (my dreams involved drinking legally at the annual summer music festival) but then again, I didn’t grow up in New … [More]

58 Things To Remember From The Mad Men Season 6 Finale

5 days agoOdd : Neatorama

The seventh and final season of the AMC TV series Mad Men begins tonight. Fans are stoked, but it’s been a long time since season six ended. Here’s a refresher course so that you don’t have to spend too much time remembering the salient points that will be continued in the story. Show More Summary

Quality Liverpool v Man City preview montage from Match of the Day

Not long to go now until the biggest Premier League game of the season at Anfield this afternoon. Who would have thought that Liverpool would be challenging for the title in April? Whilst Manchester City can of course take a big step to the title with simply a draw against Brendan Rodgers’ side. Throw into [...]

Ranking the Manchester City Players on Their Likely World Cup Impact

There were days, not that long ago, when Manchester City would send very few players to a World Cup. Beyond the odd stalwart Irish defender, they had little to offer in the way of international stars. Now, of course, there's an array...Show More Summary

Friday Open Thread

last weekOdd : The Hairpin

by Jia Tolentino Long week, right? Lots of Gmail chains ("A bird is like, attacking this baby") and Craigslist behavior and of course all that mess with Heartbleed? But we're hanging in there, even if "there" means Daytona, even if one...Show More Summary

"Volta", the oversized voltaic pile

Over the course of a several hour long performance, the Volta team built up a giant and foul-smelling pile that alternated copper plates, clothes drenched in acid and zinc. I didn't stand and stare until the final moments of the performance but I wish i had. The goal was to use the oversized battery to produce enough energy for one light bulb, suspended from the ceiling

NBA Stars Act Goofy in 'Funny Faces of the NBA'

NBA stars play the game with a lot of emotion and intensity, but it's not always serious business. These guys like to have fun! Over the course of a long NBA season, crazy things happen and luckily the NBA was there to compile all the reactions. [NBA] Read more NBA news on

We go behind the scenes at Turn 10 to see how Forza Motorsport 5 racetracks are made [w/video]

The digital model includes every element rendered in "sub-centimeter accuracy." Today the world of Forza Motorsport 5 gets a good deal richer, with Turn 10 Studios announcing the arrival of the famed road course at Long Beach to the game's roster. Show More Summary

Phil Mickelson prepares for a run at a fourth green jacket at the Masters

For anyone that has ever stepped foot on Augusta National, you know the special feelings you get that even as a golf fan you never expected. The golf course, the history, the long walk past the 18th green down towards the most famous Corner in golf, to check out holes you’ve dreamed about your entire life. Show More Summary

Overwork And Its Costs: The U.S. in International Perspective

Americans with jobs tend to work long hours. Of course, averages can be deceiving, masking the fact that some people work too much while others work too little.  Still, the following chart from the Economist magazine makes one thing clear: on average, U.S. workers with jobs put in more hours per year than workers in […]

Forza 5 update adds Long Beach circuit for free

Xbox One racer Forza Motorsport 5 will tomorrow be updated with a brand new track, California's Long Beach circuit, Microsoft has announced. The course will be available for free to all users and will be added to all modes: Career, Rivals and multiplayer. Show More Summary

It's a Deal! Your Unused Airline Miles for 10,000 Wishes

It's a great bargain. You've got unused frequent flier miles. Make-A-Wish has children with dreams. You can donate your frequent flier miles to Make-A-Wish all year long, of course, but April is special. It's when kids with life-threatening...Show More Summary

First The Bus, Then The Cruise Ship, Now The Container Ship

last weekVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Could you call a movie Speed if it involves the slowest crash ever? Of course you can, because that's what makes the movie 90 minutes long. Read more...

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