[Video Link] I interviewed Amy Stewart, author of Wicked Plants and the new Wicked Bugs. She told me about the most dangerous bug, the most disgusting bug, the most fascinating bug, and so on. We also talked about people who grow gardens filled with "wicked plants," and people who grow opium poppies and coca plants. She's such an interesting and cool person!
Chris Tullbane's series Murder of Crows is a fun, moderately-paced series that builds an incredible world and some interesting characters. See These Bones is the first in the series. Damian Banach is a moderately powered teen about to become an adult, which would normally have been good news for him — but he is a… READ THE REST
Rock promoter Bill Graham's East Village venue, Fillmore East, was only open from March 1968 to June 1971. But in that short time, many performers played at what was nicknamed "The Church of Rock and Roll," including some legends like Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, Janis Joplin, The Who, Frank Zappa, Carlos Santana, Led Zeppelin, and… READ THE REST
Actress Olivia Munn has been in recent headlines following the announcement of her pregnancy with comedian John Mulaney. She's also gained attention for excerpts of her 2010 book that critics call fatphobic. In the book, Suck It, Wonder Woman!: The Misadventures of a Hollywood Geek, Munn writes this: "I will fix America's obesity problems by… READ THE REST
With around a million people using American Sign Language in the U.S. these days, there's a chance you'll encounter someone who uses this way of communication, even if you don't personally know anyone who is deaf or hard of hearing. That's why more folks are becoming interested in learning ASL, understanding the importance of being able… READ THE REST
Whether it's Jimmy Page, Slash, or Jimi Hendrix, watching your favorite rocker can make those fantastic guitar riffs sound easy. But if you've ever picked up a guitar before, you know that acquiring those skills is easier said than done. It takes a lot of practice, a few calluses, and serious dedication to sound the way… READ THE REST
As summer comes to an end, getting your kids excited about their education can be as hard as convincing them to eat some broccoli along with their pizza. But with helpful — and dare we say fun — e-learning programs, your kids can fully immerse themselves in their creativity, critical thinking skills, and more, and they can… READ THE REST