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.
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 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 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 Pairs of Sweet, Stylish Shades That’ll Look Great on Your Face (And Make Things Less Bri…
It's summer. Step up your shades game by getting yourself a decent pair of sunglasses.
5 Eye-Catching Summer Swim Shorts (Or Bathing Suits, Board Shorts, Swim Trunks — Whatever …
Here are are five ways you can be sure to turn heads when you get to the beach, the pool, the Slip-n-Slide party, wherever this summer.
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.
5 Incredible Designer Tees for T-Shirt Aficionados
Want to add some panache to your T-shirt collection with a few creative designer tees? From bright, swirly patterns to animal prints, you can punch the public in the face with a flash of pigment and cloth that also happens to be covering your torso.