Linda Rodriguez McRobbie
Joined: Nov 21, 2012
Linda Rodriguez McRobbie is an American writer and journalist living in London, England. She covers the stranger things, from surprising and unique conditions of memory to stories of alien abduction, DIY DNA labs to junk science laws, the ethics of pet ownership to whether invasive species are really so bad after all. Her work regularly appears in the Boston Globe Ideas section, The Guardian, Atlas Obscura, Smithsonian Magazine, and more.
Clementine Paddleford: The Badass Lady Pilot Who Revolutionized the Art of Food Writing
The Statue of Liberty Arrived 130 Years Ago Today
15 Fast Facts About the London Tube
The Incredible Adventures of Gabriel García Márquez
The Nobel Prize-winning author, who would have turned 91 years old today, is the subject of today's Google Doodle.
A Brief History of Swedish Fish
The friendly Swedish Fish are a staple of the U.S. candy scene, a denizen of nearly every movie theater counter and convenience store. But where did they come from? And why fish? Why not Swedish Reindeer? Or Geese? There isn't a lot of research on Swedish
5 Forgotten Fairy Tales From the Brothers Grimm
Here are some of the more bizarre Grimm tales that didn’t quite merit the Disney treatment.
7 People Who Hated Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice
Despite how beloved Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice' is, there have been plenty of people who hated it.
Rose Totino, Patron Genius of Frozen Pizza
Say a thanks for Rose. Frozen pizza used to taste terrible. Then this sweetly badass nonna fixed it.
15 Shimmering Questions About Glitter, Answered
Where does glitter come from? Why does it exist? And how in the name of all that is good can you get it off the upholstery?
6 Creative Ways Countries Have Tried to Up Their Birth Rates
How do you make people make more people?
The Surprisingly Cool History of Ice
Until two centuries ago, ice was just an unfortunate side effect of winter. But in the early 1800s, one man saw dollar signs in frozen ponds.
8 Historical Methods of Detecting Pregnancy
Before home pregnancy tests, the most reliable test was just to wait and see. But people still wanted to know as early as possible whether or not they were harboring a tiny human.
30 of the Best Parents in Literature
A lot of books deal with a parent’s complete unsuitability for the role. But there are good fictional moms and dads out there!
9 Historical Methods for Determining the Sex of an Unborn Baby
Before modern technology could tell expectant parents the sex of their child, how did you tell whether you were carrying a boy or a girl? And even more important, could you choose which?
A Brief History of Snow Globes
When a surgeon came to Erwin Perzy for help, it wasn't because he wanted a tiny globe he could shake.