Weird Al Yankovic asks for permission from musicians before including his parodies on an album, but are they always happy with the end results? Our Entertainment section put together this interactive that lets you watch Weird Al videos and explore the original artists’ reactions. (While we’re on the subject, our pop music critic describes Weird Al’s latest as “a stone cold masterpiece,” using criteria he explains in his review.)
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Julia Cameron on how to get out of your own way and unblock the “spiritual electricity” of creative flow – a timelessly wonderful read from 1992
— Ulysses S. Grant.
Jon challenges John McCain to a “Wrong-Off” to determine who has made more mistakes in their career.
With enough practice, some learners of a second language can process their new language as well as native speakers, research at the University of Kansas shows.
Using brain imaging, a trio of KU researchers was able to examine to the millisecond how the brain…