Chris Higgins is the author of The Blogger Abides and writes for This American Life, The Atlantic, Breakfast on Mars, and The Magazine. You can follow him at chrishiggins.com.
"Captain's Log, stardate [totally bogus made-up number]." Highly illogical.... READ ON
Computer graphics, speech synthesizers, and music—amazing for 47 years ago.... READ ON
How George Lucas, Led Zeppelin, the Beastie Boys, and tons of artists borrowed from others...and why that's okay.... READ ON
"You know, life not all guessing games, frog." —Cookie Monster... READ ON
Even 35 years ago, John Williams was a big deal. Here he is in an hour-long BBC documentary about his 'Empire Strikes Back' score.... READ ON
Who knew R2-D2 was a smoker?!... READ ON
It's a neighborly day in this beautywood...online!... READ ON
These sea creatures can camouflage themselves at will. But how?... READ ON
Eight weeks of pear growth in one minute.... READ ON
Above the Supreme Court is a basketball court—"The Highest Court in the Land."