The word for "snow" in Tajik is "barf." "Yellow snow" is "zard barf." There is a brand of laundry detergent called Barf, available for purchase across Central Asia and in parts of Europe. image via We learned this fun fact from some former Peace Corps volunteers who served in Uzbekistan, a l ... More >>
Photo: Jennifer SilverbergBranson at night is a scary place. Especially when you're there against your will.Branson, to put it mildly, is an unusual place. As I reported back in 2007, the southwestern Missouri town is something like a '50s fantasy camp. Russian comedian Yakov Smirnoff keeps the Cold ... More >>
Sacha Baron Cohen's howlingly funny mockumentary goes looking for America.
Time again to take the year-end quiz
B-Sides gets gangsta with Burt Bacharach, imagines a rainbow of worldly bands and dissects the nuances of two trumpets