Carl Pettit is a writer and editor with interests ranging from international relations and political humor to the arts and modern media.
The Shirt Jacket — For When It’s Too Hot for a Coat, Too Cool for Just a Shirt
What exactly is a shirt jacket? Is it literally a shirt that's also a jacket? How does that work? And why do I need a mash-up of the two? If you're asking yourself any of these questions, we have some info to share with you.
5 Tech & Travel Toys So You Can Get the Most Out of Your Phone, Tablet or Laptop
We’ve got you covered as far as your tech and innovative travel accoutrements are concerned. So plug in, have some fun, and organize the hell out of your tech and travel life.
5 Creepy Urban Legends to Spook You This Halloween
Ah, Halloween: the one time of year when it’s completely appropriate to scare the fecal matter out of loved ones and friends. If your goal is to make sure children can’t sleep at night, a disturbing urban legend is just the ammunition you need.
The Spooky Origins of Halloween — 10 Strange, Fun Facts About Witches, Pumpkins, Bonfires & More
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.
5 Weirdly Flavored Brews You May Love or Hate — Chili Beer, Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout & More
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.
Laceless Sneaker Options — Comfortable Shoes Without the Hassle of Tying Them
Sometimes, it's a big help to be able to just slip on a pair and get on with your day without worrying about tripping or having to bend down and re-tie them for the hundredth time.
5 Belt Buckles That’ll Do More Than Just Hold Up Your Pants
You don't have to spend thousands of bucks on a belt buckle, but if you do, get a Bugatti.
5 Thanksgiving Myths Debunked — Pilgrims Didn’t Wear Buckles? (And More)
Thanksgiving, which we've been celebrating in America for centuries now, is a time of family, food and, especially, tradition. Even so, many of the stories we take as gospel about this wonderful holiday—wonderful if you’re not endlessly bickering with your relatives, that is—aren’t true at all. Myth, legend and wishful thinking play into a lot of the misconceptions surrounding Turkey Day. Read Mor
5 Clever Ways to Decorate Your Haunted House
With Halloween fast approaching, it's time to get your home into the swing of things. Don’t worry—you still have plenty of time to convert your domicile into a spooky haunted house (or just a scary home that kids will think twice about approaching during their quest for candy). Here are five fairly simple, but clever ways to get your apartment or house in ghoulish shape for Halloween, and any one
Halloween’s Strange Origins — 5 More Things You Might Not Know
If you still haven’t had your fill of Halloween trivia, we have a few more fun and eyebrow-raising spooky holiday facts for you. October 31 is a day—and especially a night—full of spine-tingling surprises. With a bit of Halloween knowledge under your belt, you can impress your friends, as well as the ghost and ghouls wandering around your neighborhood, with your detailed knowledge of jack-o'-lante