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  • Baking shows! Be they war over cupcakes or beautifully British bunting-bundles, we cannot get enough of them. There’s just something scintillating about watching folks mix their ingredients as best they can, only to leave their concoction to the capricious whims of an oven’s heat. But what if there was an added challenge to all of this rolled-dough rigmarole? What if one of the judges was famed fictional foodie and cannibal killer Hannibal Lecter?

  • With the cold weather coming in, there’s nothing better than curling up with a good book. Unless, that is, curling up with a cup of hot chocolate and good book! These character-specific recipes should go match perfectly with your reading of choice.

  • There are some celebrities that leap to mind when you think about famous geeks. Kevin Smith, the man who made a living out of being a giant comic book nerd. Wil Wheaton, the Star Trek child star who now plays board games for an audience of thousands. But these big names in nerddom aren’t the only ones that are sneaky geeks behind the scenes. There are some surprising stars who have nerdy hobbies and aren’t afraid to admit it! From board games to video games, these big names are proving that anyone can be a geek in their spare time.

  • It’s that time of year again when finding the perfect gift for the perfect person becomes tantamount to a feat like that only managed by Atlas. With the weight of the gift giving world pressing down on everyone, the question then becomes this: what's the best present to give those geeky friends on your list of recipients? We at Quirk have decided to give eight geeky gifts for eight crazy nights.

  • Light the chanukiah and spin the dreidel. It’s time for Hanukkah! Between scouring grocery stores for gelt and testing latke recipes, it’s easy to feel like you’re running out of time. (And it feels like Hanukkah comes earlier and earlier every year.) But if you’re shopping for the littlest member of your family, we’ve got you covered. Here are eight unexpected picture and board books for the rad kid in your life – one for each night of the Festival of Lights.

  • Emily Dickinson was many things: great poet, a social recluse, lover of white dresses. One thing Emily Dickinson was not was a rabid Christmas shopper. But what if she was? What if holiday shopping was her main inspiration for her poems? Then they would probably read like this.

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