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Las Vegas freebies snag gamblers' dough

“I lost $1000 but they gave me a free buffet so that‘s OK”. That is the heart of what goes on in Las Vegas. The hotels and casinos in Sin City give out more “comps” than any other city in the world (...

"Officer, I am an American citizen..."

The US Customs and Immigration officer asked me where I was going. "Home," I said and handed him my Canadian permanent resident card. There was nowhere else to go on this road immediately before...

Remembering Sally Menke, the editorial dynamo behind Quentin Tarentino

Editors and students gathered last week at USC to pay tribute to Sally Menke, A.C.E., editor of the iconic Pulp Fiction. During her career, Menke was nominated for two Academy Awards, two Eddie...

At long last, GREASE arrives in Vancouver

"The choreographer (Joyce Chittick) and I conceived the opening of the show. I won't actually spoil it by telling you what we did, but it's a very cool," says director David O'Brien.

Weird around the world

Chicken McNuggets, the real life cat lady, a DJ dog and many more weird stories from around the world

Think Outside the Bomb youth group proposes non-violent solutions

To commemorate the 65th anniversary of the detonation of the first atomic bomb, I travelled to Tularosa, New Mexico, a small community directly affected by radioactive fallout from the Trinity...

Weird around the world

A bionic cat, ugly dogs, a real-life Hannibal Lecter and more weird stories from around the world.

On not being Southern

I was determined to become a Yankee, and fixed my gaze steadily to the North—Chicago was about as far north as I could imagine at first, but as I learned more about geography, I found out there was al

Weird around the world

A kung fu bear, Justin Bieber blocking app, ‘drunk’ parrots and more weird stories from around the world.

Obama cancels Asian trip and BP's CEO continues to spew

This is not the space program.