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.
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.
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.
10 Icons (Fictional and Real) to Model Yourself After — From Galileo to Gandhi to Mad Max
Every man could use a role model. For many of us, it's our father. Maybe for you it's Michael Jordan. Or Barack Obama. Or Jesus. Or maybe one of these 10 fine individuals.
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).
Scooters, Boards & Wheels — The Best Alternative Ways to Zip Around the City Without a Car
Having a car in a city can be a help, sure, but it also brings along a slew of problems. Parking, gas, parking, maintenance, parking, tickets -- have we mentioned parking? For a lot of us urbanites, an non-automotive way of getting around town isn't just a convenience, it's a necessity. Bu…
5 Cold War-Era Communist Cars That Are Weirdly Cool-Looking
Not long ago, you couldn't buy a Western car in Russia or the Eastern Bloc. That led to some wild, innovative styling by Soviet car designers. Here's a look at five models we'd love to get our hands on.