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 chrishiggins.com.
"Captain Kirk is climbing a mountain—why is he climbing a mountain?" Answer: "To hug the mountain."... READ ON
Too soon?... READ ON
Humans have a long history of clever ideas that go horribly wrong.... READ ON
It's all about boats. And baseball.... READ ON
Adorable.... READ ON
120 days of work in 14 minutes of video.... READ ON
Professor Frank Drake proposed a super-depressing formula explaining why we haven't gotten alien radio signals yet.... READ ON
"Captain's Log, stardate [totally bogus made-up number]." Highly illogical.... READ ON
Computer graphics, speech synthesizers, and music—amazing for 47 years ago.... READ ON
How George Lucas, Led Zeppelin, the Beastie Boys, and tons of artists borrowed from others...and why that's okay.... READ ON
In 1865, six-year-old Teddy Roosevelt watched Abraham Lincoln’s funeral procession in NYC.