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So You Want to Be a Storm Chaser


The only storm I ever chased was by accident--zipping through the Texas Panhandle one time.

How do you tell a witch?

Ransom Riggs

If only all my blog titles could be Monty Python references. Perhaps that would reflect something beautiful -- and silly -- about the state of the world.

Radio Podcasts: This American Life, Fresh Air

Chris Higgins

For years, popular public radio programs This American Life and Fresh Air have been available only as paid downloads or live streams.

Who's afraid of heights?

Ransom Riggs

Scheduled to open to the public next week, the Grand Canyon Skywalk juts improbably from the Canyon's lip, reaching 70 feet out into the void.

Found: Lost Records

Jason English

Once again I'm going to the well that is my co-worker Phil Ramunno's blog for floss-worthy material.

The New Yorker Cartoons... on video?

David K. Israel

I'm not sure what to think about this new addition, but some classic New Yorker cartoons are being turned into mini-animated clips "“ with the magazine's backing no less. What's

Equinox Eve Plans?


So now that we're old hands at getting up an hour early, we should have no problem heralding (ok, maybe for some of us just intellectually) spring.

In celebration of the nap!

Mangesh Hattikudur

Enough with the "you snooze, you lose" phrase already! We've taken the greatest, most productive power-nappers in history, and crammed them into one fun-filled worksheet.

Detroit: into the wild

Ransom Riggs

Being an unabashed fan of abandoned buildings, ghost towns and the middle of nowhere (a preoccupation evidenced by recent blogs), I was fascinated to discover that significant chunks of some Detroit n

Breakfast: It's What's for Dinner

Jason English

The other night for dinner I had Kellogg's Raisin Bran. Breakfast-for-dinner is lazy and fun.

Three Things I Didn't Know About Simon Cowell

Jason English

"¢ He dropped out of school at age 16. "¢ He's produced albums by WWF Superstars, David Hasselhoff and the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. "¢ Stanley Kubrick purchased Cowell&#

The PopSci Podcast From the Moon

Chris Higgins

Long-time readers may recall that we're big fans of Jonathan Coulton. In celebrating his entire catalog, we came across a podcast he produces...from the moon!

The Eiffel Tower: a "truly tragic street lamp"

Miss Cellania

When the Eiffel Tower was first built, it was the tallest building in the world. At 986 feet, it was almost twice as tall as the previous tallest building, the Washington Monument.

Creep yourself out with a haunted portrait

Ransom Riggs

We're not altogether certain who would want one of these in their house, unless you've got a collection of shrunken heads and necklaces woven from human hair for them to go along with.

Greg Veis, YouTube Hunter Gives You Jonathan Glazer


In this the third part of our ongoing 433-part series, Better Know a Director, we'll do a once-over on the work of Jonathan Glazer. The Fightin' Glazer.