Carl Pettit is a writer and editor with interests ranging from international relations and political humor to the arts and modern media.
The Spooky Origins of Halloween — 10 Strange, Fun Facts About Witches, Pumpkins, Bonfires …
The roots of our spookiest holiday's traditions—from pumpkins to trick-or-treating—run deep, their origins reaching back thousands of years to pre-Christian pagan festivals and superstitions.
5 More Graffiti Artists Who Are Shaking Up the Planet
From Spain and the U.K. to Brooklyn and L.A., men and women with cans of spray paint or a brush in their hands are busy creating remarkable art for the rest of us to ponder and enjoy.
5 Global Street Artists Who Rock the Planet — Vhils, Banksy, A1one & More
Let’s take a break from our everyday routine for a moment here and reflect on five unconventional graffiti artists rocking the planet right now.
10 Icons (Fictional and Real) to Model Yourself After — From Galileo to Gandhi to Mad Max
Every man could use a role model. For many of us, it's our father. Maybe for you it's Michael Jordan. Or Barack Obama. Or Jesus. Or maybe one of these 10 fine individuals.
5 Pairs of Sweet, Stylish Shades That’ll Look Great on Your Face (And Make Things Less Bri…
It's summer. Step up your shades game by getting yourself a decent pair of sunglasses.
Five Fantastic Flasks to Enhance Whatever Wedding, Outdoor Concert or Other Summer Event Y…
Summer is flask season: they're great for outdoor concerts, for afternoons in the park, for adding a dash of rum to your coke while you sit on the beach, among many other warmer-weather activities. We found you five.
5 Weirdly Flavored Brews You May Love or Hate — Chili Beer, Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout & …
As the old nursery rhyme goes, you have nothing to fear from oddly flavored beer. Well, you might have a little to fear, depending on how adventurous you and your taste buds happen to be.
Scooters, Boards & Wheels — The Best Alternative Ways to Zip Around the City Without a Car
Having a car in a city can be a help, sure, but it also brings along a slew of problems. Parking, gas, parking, maintenance, parking, tickets -- have we mentioned parking? For a lot of us urbanites, an non-automotive way of getting around town isn't just a convenience, it's a necessity. Bu…
Hoodies for the Hoodie Connoisseur — 5 Styles to Add to Your Collection
You dig hoodies. Of course you do. That's why you want to read this highly informative hoodie article, right?
5 Stunning, Futuristic Concept Cars You Might Be Able to Buy Someday
Car designers are hard at work coming up with some incredible, futuristic-looking automotive designs, some of which may be racing down your street in the years ahead.
5 Strange Federal Tax Deductions You Might Not Know About
Tax season comes and goes every year, to the dread and relief of many a taxpayer. Even if you’ve taken care of your taxes this year, that doesn’t mean you shouldn't be mindful of potential tax deductions you can claim for your next round with the government in th…
5 Highly Unusual Restaurant Experiences You Won’t Forget
There are all kinds of strange eateries out there, ranging from opera-themed bistros to cafes swarming with cats, as well as diners built inside of the fuselages of old airplanes. While we understand that some people just want a simple, peaceful meal when they head out, others like a little somethin…