Chris Higgins

Writes about: Pop Culture , science , Space , tv

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

This is Not a Conspiracy Theory
Photographing the Grand Canyon from Space
20 Short Films About Economics
Understanding the "Single Transferable Vote"
Extreme Toasting
All the "Dudes" in 'Lost' and 'The Big Lebowski'
Make Your Own Paper Boomerang
Spock: "Fascinating," "Jim"
A Look at the Mac in 1985
Common Answers to "Inside the Actors Studio" Questions
The Empire Strikes Back, Remade By 480 Fans
"Coffee Jerks," An Examination of '50s and '60s Coffee Ads
The Hermit Crab of Spiders
Beer from Fossils...Gross or Awesome?
The Rose of Jericho, a Timelapse Wonder
554 Couch Gags from "The Simpsons"
A Brief History of Honeybee Colony Collapse
What the World's Biggest Tuba Sounds Like
Popcorn, Up Close
Behold, the Seemingly Immortal Hydra
The Pixar Theory, Illustrated
Disney's 1945 "ABC Of Hand Tools"
Why Do Leaves Change Color in Autumn?
The Molting, Mildly Revolting, Japanese Spider Crab
Living With Hundreds of Birds
Pinokio, the Robot Lamp That Wants Your Attention
Steven Soderbergh's "Raiders of the Lost Ark"
Remembering the Battle of Marathon
How El Niño Happens
4 Things We Learned from The Knick's Creators
Interview: "The Knick" Creators Jack Amiel and Michael Begler
5 Brilliant Stop-Motion Animated Films By PES
Apocalypse Later: Rapping With Zeke Piestrup About Harold Camping
Sesame Street's "Star Wars" Parody
What Happened to the Passenger Pigeon
What School Computers Looked Like in 1991
What Smart TV Looked Like in 1995
Beautiful Bowling Balls Dance in Waves
A Levitating Toy Train
How to Put a Ship Into a Bottle
How to Make a Cardboard Yo-Yo
A Tour of the Internet in 1993
5 Things We Learned from The Knick's Medical Advisor
Shaking the Cherry Tree
Chubby Checker's Lost "Dig Dug" Atari Commercial
Inside a German Movie-Dubbing Studio
How Music Boxes Work
An Adorable Bookcase Assembly
Smashing a 10,648-Magnet Cube
Why Do We Draw Pointy Stars?


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