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22 min ago | The Economist

One-night stand-up

IT MIGHT be prudent to start with a warning. "Obvious Child" takes a firm stance on abortion from the outset.


Related Topix: Obvious Child, Jenny Slate, Movies, Entertainment

1 hr ago | Econsultancy

10 Tumblr accounts to inspire your own social media strategy

Declining web traffic , advertising, the advent or popularisation of other social networks and websites .


Related Topix: Tumblr, BuzzFeed, Blog News

Thu Aug 28, 2014


Cool, colorful and quirky highlight new dorm decor

In Patchogue accident. left lane blocked on Sunrise Hwy/NY Rt-27 WB between Brookhaven Hospital Rd/X54 and Rt-112/X53.


Related Topix: Patchogue, NY, Hempstead, NY, West Hempstead, NY, Amazon

The Miami Herald

'Ghostbusters' still 'makes you happy,' director says

Commissioner Jose "Pepe" Diaz dances with Ileana Quevedo, employee of IKEA during the opening ceremony of IKEA in Sweetwater on Wednesday.


Related Topix: Children TV, Animated TV, Entertainment, Television, Stripes, Short, Comedy Movies, War Movies, Drama Movies, Meatballs, Horror Movies, Action Movies, Adventure, Science Fiction Movies, Ghostbusters II

Facebook rant gets boy expelled

A PRIVATE post about her four-year-old son's school picture day has landed an angry mother in trouble with the headmaster.


Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), World News

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Thirty years later, "Ghostbusters" returns to theaters

Would Vanessa Williams resign her Miss America crown? Did Ronald Reagan really say "We will begin bombing in five minutes" into an open microphone? Could Tom Wolfe, whose "Bonfire of the Vanities" was being serialized in Rolling Stone in June, turn himself into a novelist? That's how much a quirky, quotable, bizarre action-comedy called ... (more)


Related Topix: Real Estate, American Mortgage Acceptance, Insurance, Television, Liberty Media, Media, Loews, Horror Movies, Comedy Movies, Action Movies, Adventure, Science Fiction Movies, Ghostbusters II, Supernatural, Movies, Entertainment

Shakespeare Theatre to Host NJ Premiere of Award-Winning Play, 'Wittenberg'

The Shakespeare Theatre is proud to present the New Jersey premiere of the award-winning play Wittenberg by David Davalos , in which he ingeniously manipulates time and space to unite an unusual trio- Doctor Faustus, Martin Luther, and Hamlet -for a witty and provocative debate about faith, fate, existence, and tennis.


Related Topix: World News, Germany, Madison, NJ, Elizabeth, NJ

National Public Radio

Alt-J Will Debut New Album Live In New York

They're simply my favorite band of the decade, so I'm thrilled that alt-J will be premiering a good chunk of its new album live for you to see and hear on September 2. That album, This Is All Yours, is another eclectic mix of English folk and art rock, with disturbing and intoxicating lyrics, rhythms and melodies that shift, fall apart and explode.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, alt-J, West Yorkshire County, England, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, United Kingdom

New Hampshire Public Radio -

How The Cookie Crumbles: Being An Adult Girl Scout

Everyone has an ice-breaker fact about themselves right? Something quirky, cute, not too heavy? Then there those other facts, the ones you don't necessarily hide, but that you don't bring up either.


Seven Days

Quick Lit: Taproot: Coming Home to Prairie Hill by Martha Leb Molnar

Taproot: Coming Home to Prairie Hill by Martha Leb Molnar, Verdant Books, 262 pages.


Related Topix: Manchester Center, VT, Vermont, Castleton, VT

Tue Aug 26, 2014


eBay State Map Reveals All Your Neighbors' Quirky Shopping Habits

While you'd like to blame that compulsive purchase of rainbow-colored Adirondack chairs on a moment of mid-winter delirium, the state where you live might actually offer more insight on your shopping habits.


Related Topix: Hunch

Wall St. Cheat Sheet

Could This HBO Miniseries Be a Comeback for Winona Ryder?

Winona Ryder is one of the most acclaimed actresses of the 1990s, but after a public breakdown in 2001, the star stepped out of the limelight and it seemed we'd lost the quirky beauty with a penchant for dark roles.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Winona Ryder, Yonkers, NY, Comedy, Animated TV, The Simpsons, Entertainment, Television

She Knows

Zooey Deschanel's adorable Emmys nails: Pretty in pink

Chrissy Callahan is the Contributing Beauty Editor for SheKnows and helps manage the Beauty & Love sites' content.



Duality Principle Is "Safe and Sound": Researchers Clear Up Apparent...

Decades of experiments have verified the quirky laws of quantum theory again and again.


Related Topix: Rochester, NY, University of Rochester, Physics, Science


Hotel Opening: London's Ham Yard Hotel

Kit and Tim Kemp's Firmdale Hotels are known for their eccentric British design featuring bright pops of color and a quirky sense of humor.


Related Topix: Drink, Cocktails, Life, Food, Dining, Travel

Mon Aug 25, 2014

David Byrne Joins Arcade Fire As Dracula At Final New York Gig

Former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne surprised concert-goers at Arcade Fire 's gig in Brooklyn, New York on Sunday by dressing up as Dracula to perform a spooky collaboration.


Related Topix: David Byrne, Pop/Rock, Talking Heads, Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY, New York Dolls, The Ramones, Punk

The Jersey Journal

Top 5 New York shows this week: James Earl Jones, Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick on Broadway

James Earl Jones on Broadway - The classic comedy "You Can't Take It With You" returns to Broadway this season with a promising cast filling out the roles of a quirky family.


Related Topix: Nielsen, Entertainment

PhysOrg Weblog

Botox for stomach cancer? No, but the research is fascinating

Amid continuing tales of global woe, Thursday morning's news carried one of those quirky 'fancy-that!' medical research stories that often captures the imagination, but which can inadvertently raise false hope in patients.


Related Topix: Gastroenterology, Medicine

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Canon City Daily Record Newspaper

Friends of Fremont Counties Libraries Book Review: Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen

When life gives you persimmons, make moist persimmon cookies. When life gives you tragedy or joy, grab a copy of Mennonite in a Little Black Dress.


Related Topix: Little Black Dress, Life, Food, Recipes

The New Zealand Herald

The USA's weird and wonderful roadside attractions

One of the best parts of an all-American roadtrip is the chance to happen upon - or hunt down - wacky installations and offbeat attractions in the middle of nowhere.


Related Topix: Route 66, Topeka, KS


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