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

Is Your Child a Dandelion or an Orchid?
What Really Motivates Us
Best Sesame Street Videos We Posted in 2009
The Late Movies: Kim Peek, the Original "Rain Man"
Creepy Animated Short "Alma" Online Now
The Last Living American Veteran of WWI
Required Viewing: "Star Wars: The Phantom Menace" 70-min Critique
Get Happy: "The Rainbow Connection"
10 Years and 1 Day - A Decade in Polaroids
The Late Movies: Bloopers A-Plenty
What Not to Eat: Chain Restaurant Pasta
How Rapper MC Frontalot is Quitting Smoking Using Dungeons & Dragons
Sesame Street + Philip Glass = Crazy Brain Explosion
Dr. Who Sells Computers
Documentaries I Like: Wesley Willis's Joy Rides - It's A Rock-You-Mentary
The Late Movies: Rock On, Wesley Willis
Pee-Wee Herman's 1988 Christmas Special: Streaming Online!
4-Year-Old Urges: "Give a Chance 4 Peace"
Giant Leopard Seal Brings Penguins to Photographer
"Skullcrusher Mountain" - Sweetest Evil Genius Song Ever
Video: How Vinyl Records are Made
The Late Movies: Target Women (aka, TV Commercials are Stupid)
The Original LOL Cat? (UPDATE: An Early LOL Cat)
Time Lapse: 5 Years of Graffiti in 2 Minutes
Symphony of Science: 'Our Place in the Cosmos' (ft. Sagan, Dawkins, Kaku, Jastrow)
The Late Movies: The American Budget Shopping Network
Turkey Tracker: What to Watch (Online) This Thanksgiving
Airing TONIGHT on PBS - NOVA: What Are Dreams?
Airing Tomorrow on PBS: OBJECTIFIED, a Documentary About Things
Required Viewing: "Powers of Ten"
Bobby McFerrin Makes a Keyboard...Out of People
The Late Movies: We Love Local Commercials
Mel Blanc: Man of a Thousand Voices
Inside Oliver Sacks's Brain (As He Listens to Music)
2,000fps Slo-Mo Video of Water Drops
Seinfeld: Kramer Enters Over and Over
Know Your Meme: Auto-Tune
The Late Movies: Ali G
John Cleese: Create a Tortoise Enclosure for Your Mind
Monty Python: Hilarious & Touching Clips from Graham Chapman's Funeral
Star Wars: How the Death Star Computer Graphics Sequence Was Made
State Plates: All 50 States in Convenient Souvenir Plate Form
The Late Movies: 10 Elliott Smith Songs
Documentaries I Like: Strange Parallel (Elliott Smith)
Put This On: Denim
Mind-Blowing Accordion Performance - Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" Performed Solo
The Mathematical Pi Song
The Late Movies: Full Length Animated Films
"The Botany of Desire" Documentary, TONIGHT at 8pm on PBS
Turn of the Century: Old Photos


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