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

Human Tetris, Pac-Man, and More
Film of San Francisco After the 1906 Earthquake
The Coffinmaker
The "Best" TV Commercials of the 50s and 60s
167 Theremin Players Perform Beethoven
Fidel Castro: The Lost Interview
Mr. Tambourine Man, the #1 Hit 48 Years Ago
Gates McFadden (Dr. Crusher) Choreographed "Labyrinth"
Watch This Insane Windows Commercial from 1986
Why Do Cucumber Coils Change Direction?
First Trailer for New "Cosmos" Series Arrives
Understanding the Placebo Effect
Inside a Tiny House
10 Minutes of Dominos Falling
PBS Station Lampoons Reality TV
The Photo Men
Watch a Corpse Flower Bloom, Live
Washing Your Hair in Space
Sorkinisms II: Not for Nothing
Human-Powered Helicopter Wins Sikorsky Prize
11 Songs Old Enough to Buy Booze
The A.V. Club's Song Covers
5 Ways IBM Watson Changes Computing
How IBM Watson Learns
"What is IBM Watson?" 7 Videos from the Jeopardy! Era
Make Your Own "Useless Machine"
This Machine Turns Itself Off...and Taunts You
Levitating Superconductor on a Möbius Strip
Alone in the Wilderness
Why You Shouldn't Leave Your Dog in the Car
The Late Movies: Jim Morrison, Gone for 42 Years
Inside a Butterfly Farm
Why We'll Rely on Robots
What's in Your Cup of Coffee?
The Hero's Journey, Puppet-Style
Phil Hartman's SNL Bloopers
8 SNL Audition Tapes
11 Scenes from "Mummies of the World" in Portland
"Breakfast on Mars," the Book Your Middle-Schooler Needs
The Days of Your Life (in Jelly Beans)
Vegan Black Metal Chef - Vegan Lasagna of Doom
John Hodgman's RAGNAROK Now on Netflix
The Night Sky: 6 Hours of Stars
R.I.P., Slim Whitman
California's Seaweed Herbarium
An Animated History of the Tulip
Google's Balloon-Powered Internet Project
How to Grow African Violets from Leaf Cuttings
How and Why MoMA Acquired Video Games
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