Wednesday, April 10th, 2013
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Poll: Who Thinks Anthony Weiner Should Run For Mayor?

Jon Methven's This Is Your Captain Speaking can be ordered here.

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A Chat With Tony Danza, Song And Dance Man And The Original Situation

I met with actor Tony Danza earlier this month. Here's what we talked about, presented in graphical form.

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A Chat With Competitive Eater Maria Edible

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Take These Broken Wings, From 'This Is Your Captain Speaking'

Jon Methven's comedic new novel, This Is Your Captain Speaking, out today from Simon & Schuster, takes up the lives of plane passengers who survive a miraculous Captain Sully-type landing in the Hudson River only to find themselves in the midst of a massive conspiracy. Here's how everything starts.

Air Wanderlust Flight 2921 crested the skyline that separated New York City from the heavens then banked a soft right into a raspberry sun. It climbed against an insatiable gravity and skipped toward an archipelago of pinkish clouds, a flat stone across a blessed sea. The captain tipped a left wing to the drifting metropolis. The passengers on that [...]

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Stress! An Energy Source Of The Future?

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Amazing Tales Of Celebrity Heroes

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Things That Should Fall Out Of A Piñata At A Cinco De Mayo Party

26) Gravy

25) Coupons for candy

24) Pictures of people hitting a piñata from a different piñata party. Everyone will assume they are from your piñata party and it will come across as very clever

23) Dozens of smaller piñatas

22) Sausage links simulating piñata entrails

21) Slips of paper, each with a word that rhymes with piñata: regatta, ricotta, stigmata, sonata… that’s about it actually

20) Bygone knickknacks that someone sentimental might pick up and say, “Oh, this would be lovely on the mantel… if it hadn’t been beaten into pieces”

19) Already scratched lottery tickets

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Opinions Netflix Has Formed About Me During My 3.2 Years As Its Customer

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Ways We'll Pay For These April Temperatures

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Pinterest And The Perfect Picture

Here are some libraries on Pinterest: leather couches, wraparound staircases, hidden doors within the shelves. And then here is my personal library: crammed into and around a small bookshelf. My 20-month-old son regularly pulls books off the shelves and buries them beneath the couch, like a particularly nerdish squirrel. I'd like a hidden door also, but this is my library and this is my life.

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The DIY Office Exorcism

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What If The Hunger Games Were Real?

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How Pets Came To Rule The World

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A Skewed Look At The Republican Field

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Office Colds And The Heroes Who Perpetuate Them

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2012 Predictions: Charting The Year Ahead

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How To Write A Satirical Pop Culture Book Sold At Urban Outfitters

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It’s A Wonderful Lie: Bank Fraud, Bailouts And Ponzi Schemes In Bedford Falls

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A Field Guide To Your Office Nemesis

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An Illustrated Look At Some Of Literature's Near Brushes With Death

Last week, JK Rowling announced that, midway through writing the Harry Potter series, she nearly killed off Ron Weasley "out of spite." Ron isn't the first supporting character to narrowly avoid death in an author's rough draft. Here we look at some other close calls—and how those deaths would have affected the culture at large.

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