Let's say these aren't exactly bathroom reading material.
Jeff Hull’s Latitude Society explores the possibilities of art, intimacy, experience, and membership.
Five days after I published the above piece, the project shut down. Here's why.
A tour of the internet’s haunted auction house and examining those who drive these spooky marketplace.
SB Nation Longform
A trip to the world of bat doctoring, the dark side of amateur softball.
Catching up with a handful of former MLB players who got to played in only one game before their careers ended.
SB Nation Longform
After Tuffy Rhodes hit three home runs on Opening Day 1994, nothing else went right.
Essays & Ephemera
I've written a lot of things for a lot of places. These are the some of the good ones, I think.
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.
Nearly 37 years after the mass suicide in Guyana, South America, researchers are using thousands of government documents to try to paint a clearer picture of what happened.
I've made up stories before, basically, out of nowhere. Here are a few.
Only the truly trained can accurately describe how despair sounds without a noise filter. A sound technician finishes his horror movie script.
Interviews with Interesting Folks
I have spoken to all sorts of people, with all sorts of interesting careers and/or pursuits. Here are a few of them.
The guy edited the footage that led to Cameron Crowe's Pearl Jam documentary.
A California Senate candidate whose single platform is we're all going to die from climate change, over at The Awl.
"The Fingers Behind the Tweets of Your Favorite Brands Brands Brands Brands" over at The Awl.
An interview at The Awl from the pair of designers behind the project "Voicemails From the Future."
An interview over at The Awl.
An interview with the man behind zodiackiller.com about people who claim to know who The Zodiac Killer was.
The guy behind Eagleheart, the various Brett Gelman-starring Dinner With... shows, and the Mr. Show reboot/reimagining/re-whatever.
The writer behind such pro-Palestinian reports Goliath and The 51-Day War about what it's like to be demonized by an entire people for VICE.
An interview with the writer behind Severed: A History of Heads Lost and Heads Found for VICE.
The astronomer behind the book Religions and Extraterrestrial Life: How Will We Deal With It? for VICE.
An interview with the genius behind the Kickstarter campaign to produce a television sequel of Breaking Bad starring Val Kilmer and Slash, for VICE.
The trio behind Noah, which is one of the most accurate portrayals of communication in the internet age.
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.
The folks who believed the world was going to end, for VICE.
One of my first assignments, for Wired, with an actor who is super, super intimidating.
He's the guy who wrote the screenplay for Argo. Not the Ben Affleck movie, but the actual screenplay that was used in the CIA operation that the movie is based on.
Rick Paulas has written many things, some serious, plenty not. They can be found throughout the vast expanses of the internet. Like for, 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. Read it, please. Or send him stories. Either is fine, really.
He lives in Berkeley and is a White Sox fan. He talks to his mother pretty consistently about the Chicago Bears.
Up top on the header is a photo of him singing Meat Loaf's I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That). Ask him to sing it for you at your next karaoke function.