Slate: What it's like for a girl gamer
The gaming world can be cruel to women. Mute the trolls.
Crawford County Fair: Why do they call it a midway?
For those who find yourselves tossing and turning sleeplessly after exploring the wonders of the Crawford County Fair because the immortal question “Why do they call it a midway?” will not stop racing through your brain, a good night’s rest is at hand.
10 things that kill more people than sharks
You're more likely to be crushed by the vending machine while trying to shake free your Snickers bar than killed by a shark.
How would a shootout work in zero gravity?
In a climactic scene in the new sci-fi actioner "Total Recall," our heroes Hauser (Colin Farrell) and Melina (Jessica Biel) find themselves caught in a zero-gravity shootout near the center of the Earth. Would guns really work in zero gravity?
Former superstar Jannetty to wrestle at fair
Former World Wrestling Entertainment superstar Marty Jannetty, one half of the legendary tag team The Rockers, will appear in a tag team match at this year’s Crawford County Fair.
Study: Pop music has grown louder, dumber and all sounds the same
According to a new study from researchers at the Spanish National Research Council, the familiar complaint that contemporary popular music has grown loud, predictable and simpler than ever may be exactly right.
Slate: How TV shows trick you into watching ads
I am watching more commercials these days — because advertisers are using low-down, sneaky ploys to trick me into it.
Meeting our cultural overlords at Comic-Con
I understand the allure of comic books. Stunning artwork. Twisting plots. Serial cliffhangery. What I've never been clear on is why this visual and narrative approach is so pressed into the service of stories about people who wear capes and fly through the air.
Emmy awards nominations - will 'Mad Men' face some competition?
Before dawn Thursday, in the northernmost neck of Hollywood, "Scandal" star Kerry Washington and "Parks and Recreation" regular Nick Offerman will hold spellbound for four minutes a theater full of celebrity suck-up-show hosts and ambitious young industry assistants as they announce nominees for the prime-time Emmy Awards.
All Good Music Festival is moving to a new site this year
Legend Valley’s about to be All Good.
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