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The Best and Worst Political Campaign Songs (But Mostly the Worst)

With the campaign for the Republican nomination in full swing, candidates are beginning to rally their bases, retool their talking points and (cue the intro music, please!) select their campaign songs—those upbeat little ditties that play at rallies, speeches and pretty much whenever a candidate walks on stage. The Art of Choosing the Right Campaign [...]

Eight Amazing Garage Sale Finds

I made $8 at my mom’s garage sale last weekend. That wasn’t a typo – I only made eight dollars, which put me in the hole about $79 when you factor in the speeding ticket I got on the way to her house. Suffice it to say, I wish my luck ran more like that [...]

The Last King of New Jersey: The Suburban Life of Napoleon’s Brother

As Napoleon Bonaparte expanded his new French Empire and conquered much of Western Europe, he doled out the spoils of war to his friends and family, whether they wanted it or not. Napoleon’s older brother Joseph, described by historians as “idealist, mild mannered, and lacking in vigor,” had wanted to be a writer, but was [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Buildings by the Prolific Charles Bulfinch

My trip to Boston last week was pretty educational. I learned that I love squid ink pasta; I learned that 2:03:02 is the fastest marathon ever run; I learned that the Boston cream pie was invented at the Parker House Hotel and I learned that Charles Bulfinch was a crazy-prolific architect. Seriously, everywhere I turned, [...]

25 Facts About Your Favorite Christmas Movies

25 days ’til Christmas, 25 facts about your favorite Christmas movies. Makes sense to me! (Wait, there are only 17 days ’til Christmas? Shoot. I’ve got some shopping to do.) Anyway, enjoy these elf-sized tidbits about some of the movies you’ll catch on TV in the next couple weeks. Scrooged 1. It just goes to show you: [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Altered Images

It’s all over the news this week – Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram decided to do a little Photoshopping on what should have been a rather benign picture. But it’s far from the first time a picture has been doctored for political reasons. Here are 10 of them (OK, nine – you’ll see why when you get [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Books Written by Presidents (of the non-memoir variety)

It’s no secret that Barack Obama has penned a couple of books – they flew off of the shelves during his bid for the presidency. In fact, most presidents have ended up writing their memoirs at some point after leaving the White House. But some presidents have chosen to write about the things that really [...]