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From Classics to Graphics: 6 Literary Masterpieces Turned Into Graphic Novels

Abridging classic novels for younger readers is nothing new. But in recent years, classic literature has been graphic novel-ized, making it more accessible for readers young and old while preserving the plot, themes, and sometimes even the author’s voice. English class will never be the same, thanks to these classics gone graphic. 1. The Picture of [...]

The Late Movies: Happy Birthday, Barbra Streisand

Happy 70th Birthday to singer, actress, writer, film producer, director and all-around fabulous gal, Barbra Streisand. Babs has had a pretty neat career. Besides conquering stage and screen, she holds the record for the most top-ten albums of any female recording artist. She and Katharine Hepburn are the only two women to ever share an [...]

The Late Movies: What Song Are You Listening To? (London, Copenhagen, Singapore, Lisbon, Philadelphia)

Two weeks ago, I pointed to a street video from New York, in which filmmaker Ty Cullen asked passersby who wore headphones “Hey, what song are you listening to?” Commenters asked for more versions of the video from different cities, and I’m glad to oblige — other filmmakers around the world have followed suit and [...]

Bar Has Toilet That Looks Like a TARDIS

The Way Station is a steampunk-themed bar that just opened in Brooklyn. It features a toilet room shaped like a TARDIS. Although it may look small, the owners assure customers that it’s bigger on the inside. Link via io9 | Bar Website | Photo: Kimberly Fenwick

School Teaches Its Students Almost Entirely Through Video Games

The experimental Quest to Learn School in New York City opened last September. In the hopes of preparing students for high-tech careers, it teaches students almost entirely though video games: This year’s 72-student class is split into four groups that rotate through five courses during the day: Codeworlds (math/English), Being, Space and Place (social studies/English), The [...]

Spending the Five-Dollar Bill I Found

Last week, after I found a five-dollar bill (for the second time in four days), I asked you guys for help spending it. After 111 suggestions, and after conferring with my jury of interns, here are my three favorite suggestions: 1. An Older Five-Dollar Bill Suggested By: Thomasl714 Almost three years ago, I wrote about the credit card [...]