Carl Pettit is a writer and editor with interests ranging from international relations and political humor to the arts and modern media.
Grilling Tips — 8 Ways to Master Your Summer Barbecue
As the weather heats up, it’s time to head outside, light up the grill - or throw some wood into your fire pit, if you have one - and start cooking some great food the old-fashioned way: over an open flame.
5 Outside-the-Bottle Gifts for the Drinker(s) in Your Family
For the drinker in your family — or if you’re simply buying presents for yourself (such a generous human being) — we’ve complied a list of five great boozy gifts for people who like to take a nip or two (or three or four) now and again.
5 Astonishing Achievements of Human Endurance, Courage and Plain Old Insanity
When bravery, skill, ingenuity and seemingly miraculous physiological tenacity come together in a bundle of talent and nerve, it can make us believe in the power of humanity again. Here are a few examples illustrating just how daring — and crazy — some of the people living among us tru…
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.
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.
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.
Fall Fashion Update — 5 Cool Hats for Cooler Weather
Five fine-lookin' ways to keep your head warm as the weather chills.
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 Innovative, Essential Beach Accessories — Coolers, Umbrellas, Chairs & More
Headed to the beach? Here's what to bring along.
Classic Movie Cars From the 1980s That We Still Really Want
Take a ride back in time with these five vehicles a man of any age would be proud to own.
5 Vehicles We Wanted So Bad as Kids — And We’d Love Just as Much Today
A look back at five rides we wanted so bad as kids, and we would love just as much right now.