Clive Barker gets murdery with his own version of Edward Gorey's

Edward Gorey's alphabetical poem of child death, The Gashycrumb Tinies is a masterpiece of the macabre, and we've seen all sorts of reinterpretations, most recently in Doctor Who and Game of Thrones-themed death rhymes. Horror writer Clive Barker has decided to write his own tribute to Gorey's poem, which at first… » 1/19/13 1:00pm 1/19/13 1:00pm

Clever comic explains where the letters of the alphabet got their…

It's easy to forget that our Latin-derived alphabet came from earlier alphabets that used physical objects to represent their letters. Cartoonist Jason Novak reminds us of the Egyptian, Phoenician, and Sumerian origins of our modern alphabet, with the letters incorporated into sketchy, energetic cartoons. » 9/30/12 4:00pm 9/30/12 4:00pm

Learn odd and obscure words with this illustrated alphabet

From Acersecomic (a person whose hair has never been cut) to Zugzwang (a position in which any decision or move will result in problems), Project Twins' A-Z of Unusual Words illustrates the English language's forgotten vocabulary. These words probably won't show up on the SAT, but they're fun to learn nonetheless. » 7/03/12 1:40pm 7/03/12 1:40pm