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Help Us Pick Our Classes

It’s an annual tradition. Well, it’s an annual tradition if you don’t count 2006, 2008 or 2010—but it should be an annual tradition. Every (other) year, we flip through course catalogs and round up the weirdest, most fascinating classes offered at colleges around the country, then Stacy Conradt writes up the best of the bunch. [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Celebrities Who Used Childhood Nicknames

Having a rather straightforward name like Stacy means I’m not really subject to a lot of nicknames. Stace is pretty much it, although a select group of friends call me Stac (back in note-writing days, a spelling-challenged friend who meant “Stace” actually wrote “Stac” – I know, it’s a fascinating story). These 10 people presumably [...]

The Quick 10: 9 Miss Golden Globes (and one Mr.)

The Golden Globes are coming up this weekend, which means it’s time for a new Miss Golden Globe. Although the award ceremony has been around since 1944, Miss Golden Globe didn’t start handing out trophies until 1966. There were actually two Miss Golden Globes that year – one for film and one for television. The [...]

Friday Happy Hour: Design Your Own Theme Restaurant

Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else’s reply, whatever you want. Very casual. On to this week’s topics of discussion… 1. Congratulations! You’ve inherited a large sum of money from a distant relative you didn’t know existed. One catch, [...]