Medical Slang for Your Weird Diagnosis

What the hell is a "fascinoma"?

What the hell is a "fascinoma"?

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Kim Jong Il Bowls a 300

and Other Great Moments in North Korean Sports

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Is there a more perversely inappropriate fate for a satirist than posthumous sanctification? Herbert Block, the editorial cartoonist who drew under the name Herblock, spent his long life practicing the vicious art of visual mockery, exaggerating the physiognomic peculiarity of politicians in order to call attention to their moral defects.

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74 people spent Christmas trapped in this block of ice.

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Before Predicting a Liberal Kristallnacht, Tom Perkins Wrote a One-Percenter Romance Novel

"Sex and the Single Zillionaire," relic of the beautiful old world

Legendary venture capitalist Tom Perkins gladdened all our mornings with an letter to the editor in the Journal predicting a "progressive Kristallnacht" against "the American one percent, namely the 'rich.'" (The inexplicable quotes around that last word are his.) 

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This piece first appeared on newstatesman.com. John Goodman can’t get comfortable. The sofa’s too deep: it dwarfs him like a giant beanbag. It’s strange to see Goodman looking dwarfed. When he was a young actor in Manhattan, his quarterback dimensions and baby face got him his first auditions.

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Establishing shots from every cold war scene ever filmed here made Moscow the epicenter of a massive and massively bankrupt Empire of Evil, in ideological opposition to democracy and freedom. Freedom, it turns out, to dump an enormous Louis Vuitton trunk in the middle of Red Square. Lenin must be spinning in his nearby mausoleum, unless that has been turned into a Gucci or Cartier franchise, too. In which case, he might have been reinstalled in the Vuitton pavilion—might even be for sale. 

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Is anyone really buying Mein Kampf?

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Which Scientific Idea Should Be Retired?

Believe it or not, some people's answer is "evolution"

This year’s Edge question, which John Brockman distributes to a stable of scientists and other scholars, is given below, and you could do worse than scanning the 174 answers and reading the ones that intrigue you (the short titles of the posts are the answers to the question):WHAT SCIENTIFIC IDEA IS READY FOR RETIREMENT?

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It would have saved Grantland some headaches, but it's hopeless.

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