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Fri May 13, 2011
The Two-Way

Nervous Because It's Friday The 13th? We May Be Able To Help

The calendar says it's Friday the 13th — the only one we encounter this year.

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Mon April 11, 2011
The Two-Way

Odd Photo Of The Day: 'Star Wars' Fans And Civil War Reenactors

Originally published on Mon April 11, 2011 6:46 pm

Civil War re-enactors and Star Wars fans at the Ohio Statehouse on Sunday (April 10 , 2011).
Jeff Hinckley The Columbus Dispatch

We will, we promise, have plenty of Civil War-related posts in coming months about its 150th anniversary and the impact that war had on this nation.

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Fri March 18, 2011
Monkey See

The Hazards Of Twitter: How Much Is Too Much In 140 Characters Or Less?

You've probably heard about the Awful Tweets About Japan That Got People Fired. Mississippi governor Haley Barbour's press secretary wrote one. Comedian Gilbert Gottfried wrote a whole bunch of them, costing him a cushy gig with the insurance company Aflac as the voice of their bespoke duck.

(And yes, a lot of people wrote and tweeted insensitive things about Japan that didn't get them canned, including 50 Cent and Rush Limbaugh.)

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Tue February 1, 2011
Monkey See

A Parade, Restored: A Maurice Sendak Mural Goes From Bedroom To Gallery

Originally published on Wed February 2, 2011 11:22 am

It's not that unusual for kids to have murals painted on their walls.

But the mural that was painted on the wall in Larry and Nina Chertoff's childhood bedroom in Manhattan in 1961 was a little unusual. Showing a parade of children and animals, it was painted by family friend Maurice Sendak, the author and illustrator who, two years later, would publish the award-winning children's book Where The Wild Things Are.

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