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I'm working on a site focusing on performing artists and I need a category for all the articles that (1) don't belong anywhere else (2) more often than not, offer behind-the-scenes insights and miscellaneous historical accounts.

My research so far:

  • behind the scenes: too narrow, excludes misc. articles
  • miscellany, miscellaneous: too generic/boring
  • trivia: too flippant
  • ancillary: too technical
  • addendum: too formal
  • annals: too formal
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Asking for a word to represent supplementary historical accounts is fine as is asking for a word for articles that don't belong anywhere else. Asking for one that represents both of these disparate categories is too localised to be of use to anybody else. This question will very likely be closed in its current form. –  coleopterist Oct 27 '12 at 7:58
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If you can't create an interesting neologism for your grab-bag articles, I'd suggest that you use what everyone will understand: *Supplementary Material/Articles". It's just one word, so does anyone really care if it's boring? As a reader, I'd want to understand the meaning, not be entertained by a one-shot label. –  user21497 Oct 27 '12 at 8:15
    
The Green Room is where actors waiting to go on gossip, reminisce and backbite. –  StoneyB Oct 27 '12 at 12:35

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How about one of these?

  • Hodgepodge
  • Mishmash
  • Potpourri
  • Odds & Ends

They may not carry the connotation of "historical accounts," but those terms seem:

  • less formal than annals or addendum
  • less technical than ancillary
  • less flippant than trivia
  • less generic than miscellaneous

so maybe one of them might work, or at least nudge you in a good direction.

P.S. I like mishmash; it seems to carry a performing artist connotation for some reason. (Wordnik lists one meaning of mishmash as medley.)

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