How to Spot an Urban Legend in Your Email
Nearly everyone today uses email for one reason or another. And just like with the old reliable 'snail mail' it too is full of junk mail, advertisements and the like.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Video Killed Trust in Police Officers
Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic : In [an] item from The Federalist ... Hans Fiene urges conservatives who reflexively trust the police to show a bit more skepticism.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
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Christians Actually Less Likely to Divorce
This is a game-changer. Talk about "an old wives' tale." You've heard it said that 1) 50 percent of all marriages end in divorce, 2) most marriages that do happen to make it are, nonetheless, unhappy, and 3) Christians are just as likely to divorce as non-believers.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Miami New Times
Miami Icons: El Faraon, Where Fidel Castro Once Visited
San Francisco has the Golden Gate Bridge. St. Louis has the Arch. Las Vegas has its retro welcome sign.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Floyd County Times
Movies from the Black Lagoon: 'The Tall Man'
A small town in the Pacific Northwest is terrorized by a dark figure that abducts children, in this carefully orchestrated chiller from Pascal Laugier .
Wed Aug 13, 2014
What is an Urban Legend?
An Urban legend is a type of narrative folklore. Also called: Urban Myth, Urban Tale, and Contemporary Legend, the stories are a part of folklore along with fairy tales, myths, jokes and such.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
The Air Disaster Memorial - Extract from 'A Case for Ghosts'
History has shown us that ghosts and the supernatural seem to be commonplace and that a large percentage of people in the western world, indeed from all races and religions, not only believe in ghosts but have also experienced something that they believe is of a supernatural origin.
Shark Week Post
This week is "Shark Week" at the Discovery Channel, that magical time of year when shark scientists tear their hair out over all the misleading claims about sharks that get splashed on TV.
Sun Aug 10, 2014
Centre Daily Times
Justice still sought for slaying victims decades after death
Centre County has its share of mysteries in which the evidence has cooled although police still pursue answers.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
Re: The 7 Most Infamous U.S. Public Housing Projects
For decades American government's efforts to house the poor have relied on the construction of subsidized housing plots more commonly known as "Projects."
Wed Aug 06, 2014
When You Buy A Car, The Three Day Cool Off Period Is A Myth
"This is an emergency! I bought a used car Thursday and the engine exploded. I need to return it and don't know if my three days run out Sunday or Monday!" When I first see my office phone on Monday mornings the voicemail light is often on, indicating that someone called and left me that message on Saturday or Sunday.
Why Using 100% Of Your Brain Would Make You 0% Smarter
As a statistician, my research is motivated by concrete applications for "big data."
Tue Aug 05, 2014
One dead after suburban Long Island home explodes and catches fire
'Apparently I've never ever been on live television!' Five-year-old boy's scene-stealing interview at a county fair sweeps the web Tragedy as Martha Stewart reveals her beloved younger sister Laura Plimpton, 59, has died unexpectedly after suffering a brain aneurysm while working out at home Gaffe-prone Joe Biden calls Africa a nation - not a ... (more)
Play is a cut above the rest
JOHANNESBURG theatre performer and multi-award winner and nominee, Jason Ralph, has spent the past three weeks in Durban getting into the skin of the "demon barber", Sweeney Todd of the famous international musical by the same name.
Sun Aug 03, 2014
Q&A: "Atari: Game Over" Director Zak Penn on Digging Up the Past
Penn, best known as a story writer for "Last Action Hero," "X-Men 2" and "The Avengers," had already directed "Incident at Loch Ness," a 2004 documentary about a search for the Loch Ness Monster led by Werner Herzog.
Fri Aug 01, 2014
The case of the missing VA bill
The rivalry between two of Berkeley's top graffiti artists, Broke and Gatz, might, at first, not sound like a topic worthy for consideration.
Evil Beet Gossip
Leonardo DiCaprio cheered when Orlando Bloom swung at Justin Bieber
The story of what went down at an Ibiza nightclub between Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber last weekend just keeps getting better and better.
Thu Jul 31, 2014
Capitalism and the common good: Fairness, opportunity and protection for all
Protecting capitalism from the rapacious, however, turns out to be surprisingly pro-business.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
5-Year-Old Corpse "Found" Under Motel Bed Is Just Another Urban Legend
Once again , garbage "satire" jerks Empire News have freaked out undiscerning Internet users, this time with an article titled "Body Found Under Motel Bed, Police Say It Has Been There At Least 5 Years."
Lucy and the Great 10% Myth
Andrew Sullivan reminds me of something I was curious about the other day. He quotes Jeffrey Kluger, who writes in Time that he's annoyed with the movie Lucy because it perpetuates the ridiculous myth that we only use 10 percent of our brains.