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

The Protein Keeping Your Muscles Down
The Late Movies: Japanese Snow Monkeys Taking Hot Baths
David Letterman Digs Drums
11 Wacky "Laws" Named for People
Chris Hadfield Plays Games in Space
OK Go Helps NPR Move Its Tiny Desk
Mister Rogers, Remixed (Again)
18 Radically Successful People Who Lived With Their Parents
The Last Ice Merchant
Carl Sagan Puts Human History in Context
Creating the Windows 95 Startup Sound
The Late Movies: Birds-of-Paradise
Juggling Mastery: "The Triangle"
11 Neil Gaiman Quotes on Writing
Return of the Cicadas
Every "Arrested Development" Chicken Dance
The Late Movies: Nostalgia Remix Videos
Make Your Own Etch A Sketch
David Foster Wallace's Advice for Graduates
5 Other Sites Yahoo Bought
The Man Who Pressed His Luck ... and Won
How Not to Blow Up Your Computer (in 1993)
"Jane Fonda's Workout" Turns 31
The Late Movies: "Georgia on My Mind"
Making a Peanut Butter & Honey Sandwich in Space
Opening a Shaken Coke Can Underwater
The Muppets Celebrate Earth Day (in 1990)
Big Cats Like Cardboard Boxes Too
The Space Toilet
Help Remake "The Empire Strikes Back"
Happy Birthday, "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
Patton Oswalt's 8-minute "Star Wars" Filibuster
Fun With Magnetic Putty
You Will...Send a Fax from the Beach
Vintage Tandy Computer Ads
Understanding Vatican City
What Tax Prep Software Looked Like in 1991
11 "Schoolhouse Rock!" Hits
Hyperlapse Videos
Behold, the Google Street View Hyperlapse
Make Your Own Magic Crystal Tree
25 Things Turning 25 This Year
The Latte Portrait Artist
The Rabbit of Seville
Coffee, from Field to Cup
The Basics of Parallel Universe Hypotheses
Fans Pulled Onstage to Rock
AOL Fixes Everything in 1995
How to Use Email (in 1997)
What Portable Computers Were Like in 1987


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