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.
Chris Higgins talks to the polarizing contestant about playing to tie, Watson's influence, Cliff Clavin, and more.... READ ON
He plays to tie, goes fishing for Daily Doubles, and is drawing the wrath of strangers on social media.... READ ON
Last week I wrote about a big myth: that foreign aid is a big waste. Since then, a bunch of people have posted smart videos busting myths about similar topics. Here's a roundup!... READ ON
The inside story of the commercial that changed advertising, even though Apple's Board of Directors didn't want to run it at all.... READ ON
Let's clear up some misconceptions.... READ ON
Hey, want a 20-minute documentary from the '50s on how vinyl records are made? We've got one! ... READ ON
Seeing bloopers from comedies is pretty typical. It's way more fun when dramatic actors crack up.... READ ON
Happy 30th birthday, 1984! If you're turning 30 this year, you're in good company—here are 30 things that share your birth year.... READ ON
Although the news often focuses on doom and gloom, there is plenty of good news around the world: we are making tremendous advances in life expectancy, disease prevention, poverty, and hunger. As we head into 2014, here are 11 reasons to be optimistic.... READ ON
More people have access to a cell phone than a toilet. What are all those phones doing?... READ ON
The Internet Archive hosts a Historical Software Collection, letting you play classic games online.... READ ON
For the past two years, an enterprising fan has labored to reassemble the original cut of the movie, which was deemed too weird for theaters.... READ ON
While Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were concluding humanity's first Moonwalk, the Soviets made a surprise appearance.... READ ON
Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty glass.