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

How Globes are Made
The Late Movies: Talking Heads
Is Racism Statistically Predictable?
Live, Breaking News: Steve Wiebe Tries to Recapture Donkey Kong Record
Documentaries I Like: David Lynch's Interview Project
Virtuosos of the Big Piano
Don't Eat the Marshmallow
Surfing the Web at 300 Baud
Is Texting Ruining Our Children?
A Nerdtacular Quiz: Books Condensed via Amazon's Statistically Improbable Phrases
Kerouac's Fantasy Baseball Obsession
Rules for Time Travelers
Dan Ariely: We're Irrational Decision Makers
All Your Base are Belong To Us: The Correct Translation
Levitating Frogs May Destroy Everything*
How Interns Stole NASA's Moon Rocks
Understanding the AIDS Epidemic
"Happiness is Love," Researcher Concludes
The Last Mission To Save Hubble
John Hodgman on His Daughter, Hodgmina
Quimby the Mouse
Why Text Messages Are Only 160 Characters
Photos of Early Office Computing
A Physicist Explains the Iraq War
Recovering NASA History in an Abandoned McDonald's
Andy Warhol Paints Debbie Harry on an Amiga Computer
Schott's Vocab: Smart Writing About Words
Crimes Perpetrated by Ferris Bueller (and Accomplices) During His Day Off
Winston Churchill Getting Funky
Making a Chair That Does More
ENG 371WR: Writing for Nonreaders in the Postprint Era
Music Changes Everything
"Bohemian Rhapsody" Performed By Vintage Computer Parts
Super Mario Brothers + Line Rider = Shenanigans
Screen Grabs from The Simpsons
The Best Albums from Start to Finish
Super Ear Man Bros.
How Bacteria Communicate
Little Red Riding Hood as an Infographic
Whose Father Was He?
How to Clean Your Indoor Air Using Houseplants
Games and Their Overvalued Points
Legend of Zelda Theme Played by Tesla Coils
Layer Tennis: Art as Competition
Historical Libraries Closing Nationwide
Documentaries I Like: Cosmos
What Happened to the Honeybees
Machines that Almost Fall Over
How to Roll Like Ben Franklin
Dan Ariely: Why People Cheat


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