Erin McCarthy

Erin is the Editor-in-Chief of Previously, she covered everything from natural disasters to bridge engineering to the science behind sci-fi movies for Popular Mechanics magazine. When she's not editing or writing, you can find her karaoking, reading non-fiction, watching Investigation Discovery and hockey (go NYR!), or hanging out with her cats, Oliver and Pearl.
SXSW Q&A: Emily Hagins and AJ Bowen, director and star of Grow Up, Tony Phillips
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11 Beautiful and Creative SXSW Film Posters
SXSW: Everything You Need to Know about Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing
SXSW: The Challenges of Building the Hubble Telescope’s Replacement
SXSW: Awesome and Weird Tech Displays at the Interactive Kickoff Party
SXSW: The Making of Shane Carruth's Upstream Color
7 Fun SXSW Film Bumpers
Friday Happy Hour: What's the Best BBQ You've Ever Had?
SXSW Q&A: Josh Johnson, Rewind This!
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11 Fun Facts about SXSW
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Friday Happy Hour: Have You Had a Pet that Changed Your Life?
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Friday Happy Hour: What's One Oscar-Winning Movie You Haven't Seen?
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Friday Happy Hour: What's the Cutest Baby Animal You've Ever Seen?
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14 Weird and Wacky Vintage Valentines
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From Castle Grayskull to The Technodrome: 11 Awesome Vintage Playsets
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How Can Owls Rotate Their Heads 270 Degrees Without Dying?
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How Criterion Restored Alfred Hitchcock's <em>The Man Who Knew Too Much</em>
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Celebrate Physicist Ronald E. McNair, Who Died in the Challenger Disaster
23 Vintage Photos of People Having Fun in the Snow
Win a Copy of <em>F for Effort!</em>
How Scientists Captured the First-Ever Video of a Giant Squid
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Snapshots of the 1917 Russian Revolution
6 Cautionary Tales That Terrified Kids of Yesteryear
Some Controversial Full Body Scanners Getting the Boot from U.S. Airports
Fly Low Over the Moon with NASA's GRAIL Probes
How Industrial Light & Magic Created the Visual Effects in the <em>The Avengers</em>
9 Things to Know About Ender's Game
11 Tips H.P. Lovecraft Had for Novice Writers
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New Research Shows Mars-Bound Astronauts Need Their Sleep
Check Out Video of a Spectacular Solar Eruption
Friday Happy Hour: What Condiment Should Never Go On A Sandwich?
What Would Mars Have Looked Like Covered in Water?
Watch the Skull-Cutting Instructional Video Made for a Django Unchained Actor
The Puking Robot That Helps Scientists Study Infectious Noroviruses


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