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 chrishiggins.com.

Groundhog Day Explained
The Muppets Return "Again!" to Theaters in 2014
Neil Gaiman Drops Knowledge
Moonrise in New Zealand
Lotus 1-2-3, Three Decades On
"Baltass," the Ultimate Cups-and-Balls Illusion
The Greatest Dance Number Ever Filmed
The Magic of David Copperfield, 1978
29 Years Ago: Apple Unveils the Mac
Happy Birthday, Django Reinhardt
Super Mario Bros. in 5 Minutes
Understanding the Debt Limit
U2 and MLK
How Imagination Changes the Brain
Mickey Mouse, Foul-Tempered Giant Rodent
John and Hank Green Sell Out Carnegie Hall
Vintage Toy Commercials
The Last Roll of Kodachrome Film
11 Excellent Tweets from @TweetsOfOld
11 Bad Jokes and Other Deleted Nonsense: Best of Wikipedia
A Day With NYC's Pothole Crew
Richard Feynman's "Ode to the Flower"
Inside the Internet Archive
Decimal Time: How the French Made a 10-Hour Day
Napoleon Wasn't Short, Vikings Didn't Wear Horned Helmets, and 3 More Historical Misconceptions
A Guided Tour of Space Station Alpha
The Late Movies: Best Timelapses of 2012
The Blogger Abides: Words and Phrases I've Misused
How to Sing Like The Beatles
How to Make Your Own Marshmallows
Ride the Solid Rocket Booster (With Headphones)
Why is There a "B" in "Doubt"?
Camera Fun - Making Crazy Art Using Christmas Lights
The WWI Christmas Truce of 1914
How MythBuster Adam Savage Solves Problems
Tonight: Frozen Planet: Edge of the Earth
Reaching Space, DIY Style
The Late Movies: Terry Gilliam's Animation
Terry Gilliam Explains Animation in 1974
Mars Curiosity: Looking Forward, Looking Back
Fall, Timelapse, Central Park
Neil Gaiman Waits for His Parents in a Train Station
Here's What $315,000,000,000 in Gold Bars Looks Like
12 Nutty Dungeons & Dragons Media Mentions From the 1980s
The Late Movies: Dave Brubeck, Live
12 Deleted Wikipedia Pages With Freaky Titles
Witnessing the Blue Marble Firsthand
Why is Space Dark?
A Day in the Life of a Professional Party Princess
A Very Special Message from Space Station Alpha
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