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Through all 5 seasons, the Breaking Bad series was shot on 35mm film.

According to a study by the University of Maribor, seeing white light in a near-death experience is due to an overload of carbon dioxide in the bloodstream.

In the Twenties and Thirties, the term "muggle" was slang for marijuana. According to Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, she came up with the term from the British slang word "mug," meaning an easily fooled person.

What do Sandra Bullock, Clint Eastwood, Rosie O'Donnell, Gordon Ramsay, and Kate Middleton have in common? They're allergic to horses.

According to Travis Bradberry, co-founder of TalentSmart, based on research at Johns Hopkins University, if you have a cup of coffee at 8am, 25% of that caffeine will still be in your body at 8pm. When you go to sleep, any caffeine left in your body will reduce your REM sleep.

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letters at 3am

  • A Long Goodbye

    In the first of four parting columns, Michael Ventura announces his decision to end his bieweekly column

    Thu., Oct. 2, 2014

  • Joe Ely's Reverb: An Odyssey

    The road goes on forever, and there's never a destination

    Thu., Sept. 18, 2014

  • Karen Holden's This Music

    This Music, Karen Holden's new poetry collection, expresses the connection between the self and the world

    Thu., Sept. 4, 2014

day trips

  • October 9, 2014

    Waco zoo has unexpected visitors
  • October 2, 2014

    Llano's Fain's Honey Company and Fredericksburg's Pedernales Brewing Company meet in a bar, and the results will surprise you
  • September 25, 2014

    The Dallas Farmers Market offers up a foodie's paradise

gay place

  • October 9, 2014

    OUTober is in full swing: Swing and you'll hit an event
  • October 2, 2014

    The week is alive with the sound of Brand New Key, BLXPLTN, Fea, Julie Nolan, GayCL, Cap City Men's Chorus, and more
  • September 25, 2014

    It's the post-Pride comedown in the gAyTX

the good eye

  • October 9, 2014

    You would kill for this suit
  • October 2, 2014

    We had no idea Kübler-Ross wrote "The Story of Austin Style"
  • September 25, 2014

    If a "Rare Trend" is defined as quality fabrics, expert stitching, and an exacting eye, call us trendy

hornography

  • October 16, 2014

    We're halfway through the Texas Longhorns season, and the team now stands at 2-4. You could make the argument that...
  • October 9, 2014

    It's Texas-Oklahoma week once again, and the Longhorns, firmly entrenched in a rebuild, might be the least entertaining major program...
  • October 2, 2014

    The Texas head coaching search ostensibly began in 2012 with the focus on two names. Charlie Strong wasn't one...
  • September 25, 2014

    Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for coming out to our roast of University of Kansas head coach Charlie Weis. Charlie's...

the common law

the luv doc

  • A Back Door Man

    This is AMERICA, and we can talk about anal sex without speaking in hushed voices or using obfuscating metaphors

    Wed., Oct. 8, 2014

  • No Strings Attached

    If we didn’t try so hard to live up to our unattainable ideals the world would be a boring place

    Wed., Oct. 1, 2014