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  • A Brief History of Sick People Tampering With Halloween Candy

    Ethan Trex
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Has this ever actually happened?
  • 9 Game-Changing Moments in the History of Street Art

    Jessica Allen
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:01 pm
    Garrett Ziegler From the earliest evidence of human creativity to the birth of the first modern graffiti writer, street art has shown a remarkable ability to change the world. These moments have had long-lasting and profound repercussions, deeply shaping the artists, issues, outputs, and interactions of today. 1. ca. 15,000 BCE: Cave paintings liven up the Stone Age Gabriela Ruellan The caves at Lascaux, in southwestern France, have almost 2000 images painted on their ceilings and walls, dating back to circa 15,000 BCE, a.k.a. the Stone Age. (And, yes, we are fully aware that caves don’t…
  • 25 Things You Might Not Know About The San Francisco Giants

    Hannah Keyser
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The World Series is in full swing, and for the third time in five years, the San Francisco Giants represent the National League. They've proven their ability to excel on baseball's highest stage, taking home the Commissioner's Trophy in both 2010 and 2012. There's a lot to know about this 21st Century baseball dynasty with roots in New York City; check out 25 of our favorite Giants facts. 1. The Giants joined the National League in 1883 as the New York Gothams. They won their first ever game against the Boston Beaneaters at the Polo Grounds in Upper Manhattan. 2. The team's named changed to…
  • 15 Lesser-Known Halloween Songs to Put You in a Spooky Mood

    Erin McCarthy
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Put aside “The Monster Mash," "Thriller," and the Ghostbusters theme. Spin these lesser-known songs in the lead up to All Hallows' Eve instead. 1. “A Nightmare on My Street,” The Fresh Prince and DJ Jazzy Jeff This song, on the 1988 album He’s the DJ, I’m the Rapper, hit #15 on the Billboard Hot 100. Though the duo had been in talks to create a song for an upcoming A Nightmare of Elm Street film, it ultimately wasn’t authorized by New Line Cinemas, which held the copyright on the movies, and the song got Will Smith and Jeff Townes sued. A music video for the song had to be…
  • 27 Motherless Disney Characters

    Jennifer M Wood
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Walt Disney has got mommy issues
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  • A Brief History of Sick People Tampering With Halloween Candy

    Ethan Trex
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Has this ever actually happened?
  • 9 Game-Changing Moments in the History of Street Art

    Jessica Allen
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:01 pm
    Garrett Ziegler From the earliest evidence of human creativity to the birth of the first modern graffiti writer, street art has shown a remarkable ability to change the world. These moments have had long-lasting and profound repercussions, deeply shaping the artists, issues, outputs, and interactions of today. 1. ca. 15,000 BCE: Cave paintings liven up the Stone Age Gabriela Ruellan The caves at Lascaux, in southwestern France, have almost 2000 images painted on their ceilings and walls, dating back to circa 15,000 BCE, a.k.a. the Stone Age. (And, yes, we are fully aware that caves don’t…
  • 25 Things You Might Not Know About The San Francisco Giants

    Hannah Keyser
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The World Series is in full swing, and for the third time in five years, the San Francisco Giants represent the National League. They've proven their ability to excel on baseball's highest stage, taking home the Commissioner's Trophy in both 2010 and 2012. There's a lot to know about this 21st Century baseball dynasty with roots in New York City; check out 25 of our favorite Giants facts. 1. The Giants joined the National League in 1883 as the New York Gothams. They won their first ever game against the Boston Beaneaters at the Polo Grounds in Upper Manhattan. 2. The team's named changed to…
  • 15 Lesser-Known Halloween Songs to Put You in a Spooky Mood

    Erin McCarthy
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Put aside “The Monster Mash," "Thriller," and the Ghostbusters theme. Spin these lesser-known songs in the lead up to All Hallows' Eve instead. 1. “A Nightmare on My Street,” The Fresh Prince and DJ Jazzy Jeff This song, on the 1988 album He’s the DJ, I’m the Rapper, hit #15 on the Billboard Hot 100. Though the duo had been in talks to create a song for an upcoming A Nightmare of Elm Street film, it ultimately wasn’t authorized by New Line Cinemas, which held the copyright on the movies, and the song got Will Smith and Jeff Townes sued. A music video for the song had to be…
  • 27 Motherless Disney Characters

    Jennifer M Wood
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Walt Disney has got mommy issues
 
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