Some are long, but some are also not as long.
For nearly two decades, Monkey Brains has slowly built up a an alternative to getting reamed by mega-monopolies that usually control access to the Internet.
The Gravity of LIGO
A billion dollar facility and the priceless blip that whispered the origins of the universe.
How one man used the guts of a 1960s telephone to invent a ball that beeps and gave the visually impaired a way to play America's pastime.
John Sears, who’s spent years walking California like a roaming preacher with three mules in tow, spreading his unique gospel of environmental conservation.
Nearly four decades ago, the Zodiac Killer terrorized the Bay Area, taunting newspaper readers with coded clues to his identity. Online code-breakers are still battling his final puzzle.
Essays & Ephemera
These mostly don't have a unifying theme or concept, which in itself, I suppose, is unifying.
Somewhat behind-the-scenes of a strange part-public-art installation, part scavenger hunt, part multimedia experiment, part narrative story experience.
A person named "John Titor" started posting on the Internet one day, claiming to be from the future and predicting the end of the world. Then he suddenly disappeared, never to be heard from again.
Exploding movie theaters, things being dumped into the Pacific, byzantine corporate bureaucracy—all part of Eddie Muller's efforts to preserve the film noir era.
Selective disposal of digital artifacts is the best way to deal with the aftermath, but you might need your friends and an algorithm to help get you there.
What We Talk About When We Talk About Firing The Coach
What's going on when fans call for the coach's head.
Sometimes I write about history. Here's where that is.
The story of America's first supermodel, who posed for dozens of statues that still grace New York and San Francisco, and spent the last 64 years of her life in a mental hospital.
I've made up stories before, basically, out of nowhere. Here are a few.
Interviews with Interesting Folks
I've spoken to all sorts with interesting careers and/or pursuits. Here are a few.
The guy who wrote the fake science movie script that was used in the project that was utilized in the "Argo" project, made popular by the Ben Affleck film of the same name.
Rick Paulas has written many things, some serious, plenty not, for plenty of places. Like, say: The Awl, VICE, Pacific Standard, KCET, SB Nation Longform, The Morning News, McSweeney's, Wired, and a whole slew of others. More than once, he wrangled a publication to basically pay him to eat a bunch of hot dogs at Dodger Stadium.
He tweets here and blogs here. He also edits the horror anthology The Palmer Hotel. He lives in Berkeley and is a White Sox fan. He talks to his mother pretty consistently about the Chicago Bears.