What's on This Week

09.06.2015
Bottle caps, coins, dolls, rocks. My Aunt Mary’s ceramic chickens. Most of us collect something. It seems to be in our genes. And for most of us it’s a fun hobby. For others, it...
09.21.2014
(was 09.06.2015)
Nobody wants to be a narcissist -- a relentless, self-loving, self-promoter. But look at Facebook and Twitter. We talk about ourselves all the time on social media. Which raises...

On Our Minds

Renowned neurologist and author Oliver Sacks passed away on Sunday in Manhattan. He was 82. In February, Sacks announced that he had terminal cancer in the New York Times....
For much of her early life, rock critic Jessica Hopper was an ardent fan of punk rock. But despite her passion, she never felt like she quite fit in. That began to change...
Earlier this week, more than 10,000 cat fanciers -- many dressed as felines -- packed into St. Paul's CHS Field for the fourth annual Internet Cat Video Festival. We here at...
"The Kingston Springs Suite" album cover
On our minds this week is the story of a long-lost country music album that's just been released 40 years after it was recorded.  Country musicians Vince Matthews and Jim...
E.L. Doctorow, celebrated author of inventive, historical fiction, passed away yesterday in Manhattan from complications from lung cancer. He was 84. Throughout his career,...

Facing His Future [Slideshow]

Phil Toledano was worried about the future. So he decided to look it in the face. He took a DNA test and hired a special effects makeup artist to help him become different versions of his future self. Then he staged photos. Here's what he saw.