Joined: Jun 8, 2015
Nick Keppler is a Pittsburgh-based freelance writer whose work has appeared in The Village Voice, Nerve, Vice, and Slate. When he’s not on his laptop, he’s probably kayaking on one of the city’s rivers with a Led Zeppelin track blaring through his earbuds.
How the FBI's National Stolen Art File Reunites Lost Works With Their Rightful Owners
11 Made to Order Facts About Sheetz
10 Fascinating Facts About Margaret Thatcher
ScareHouse: How a Famously In-Your-Face Haunted House Is Using the Pandemic to Its Advantage
During its first 20 years, every face paint-caked zombie or masked ghoul working at ScareHouse was taught one maxim: Get into people’s personal space. Then the COVID-19 pandemic arrived.
10 Amazing Facts About Harriet Beecher Stowe
Harriet Beecher Stowe came from a family of abolitionists, and her novel 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' turned public opinion against slavery.
Pool Party and Prosper With This Star Trek Swimsuit
These one-piece bathing suits, which are modeled after Star Trek: The Next Generation's Starfleet uniforms, are perfect for an afternoon in the Holodeck’s sauna program.
A (Mock) Court in Pittsburgh Just Put Luke Skywalker on Trial for Murder
On April 13, 2019, Luke Skywalker was put on trial for murdering 5999 people when he destroyed the Death Star.
10 Facts About The Beatles's 1969 Rooftop Concert
On January 30, 1969, the Fab Four appeared on the rooftop of their record label’s headquarters, unannounced, and started performing. It would be their final live show.
What Happens to Films Selected for Preservation by the Library of Congress?
When Congress asks for 'The Goonies' to be preserved, only the best will do.
10 Facts About the Miranda Warning You Have the Right to Know
Not being read his rights didn't allow Miranda to go free.
8 Milestones in Online Music Distribution
Digital music has a longer history than you'd expect.
How Houdini Stayed in an Underwater Coffin for 90 Minutes
For his arguably greatest trick, performed just months before he died, Houdini had to master his own physiology.
10 Music Video Milestones That Predated MTV
MTV debuted in 1981, but the history of the music video dates back to the late 1800s.
The Later-Day Lives of 8 Fad Inventors
Whatever happened to the guy who invented the Slinky?
Pittsburgh Public Art Office Looking for Klingon, Elvish, and Dothraki Speakers
It’s time to dust off your Dothraki!