Carl Pettit is a writer and editor with interests ranging from international relations and political humor to the arts and modern media.
How to Write a Zombie Show
In which we take a look at the current zombie landscape on screens big and small -- and how that teaches us to write a kickass zombie show.
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 …
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 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.
Snake Wine, Scorpion Vodka & More ‘Protein-Based’ Booze Options (Warning: This Could Get G…
The five alcoholic beverages presented here are infused with the cadavers of creatures that once crawled or slithered across the Earth, like rodents, birds and reptiles (apologies to all of the animal lovers out there).
Potholes Are the Worst — Here’s How to Handle Them This Spring
While the skies might be blue overhead, the newly non-snow-covered roads could very well be full of dangerous potholes.
End-of-Winter Car Maintenance Tips That Will Save You Lots of Trouble
The long, hard winter can do a number on your poor car. Here are some ways you can get it back in shape for the spring and summer driving seasons.
5 Ways to Lower Your Taxes You Might Not Know About
The next six weeks are known as Tax Season, and we've come up with a few ways to lower your bill that you might not know about.
5 Ways to Improve Your Car’s Gas Mileage
Nowadays, perhaps more than ever, maximizing your car's gas mileage is vital—practically, economically and environmentally.
5 Strange and Colorful Local Thanksgiving Traditions
The holidays can bring out people's stranger sides, and Thanksgiving is no exception.
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…
5 Simple Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas — Pinecones, Pumpkins, Dolls and More
Getting your family in the mood to eat gobs of delicious food on Thanksgiving may not be the toughest task, but you can always make things memorable by sprucing up the house a bit too. It'll enhance everyone's experience, you'll be able to reuse the decorations next year, and best of …