Notable(our most popular, most shared, and most searched-for)
Adventures in Seminary: God Bless You Please, Bishop Robinson— 1 December 2003and
Talking with Bishop Gene Robinson— 16 February 2004
Reflections on the election of V. Gene Robinson, the Episcopal church’s first openly gay bishop in a committed relationship, followed by an interview with the man himself.
This Old Game: Glider— 7 September 2002and
Talking with John Calhoun (part 1)— 26 April 2004and
Talking with John Calhoun (part 2)— 10 May 2004
Legendary Mac programmer John Calhoun created the classic game Glider and many of Mac OS X’s nifty features. These are among the most-viewed articles on Crunchable, thanks mostly to links on Wikipedia and on Calhoun's own Web page.
Prittle-Prattle: A Conversation with Chuck D
The Public Enemy founder talks about rap, activism, and what would happen if he were elected to political office.
A surprising number of Google users searching for information about “sprickets” end up at this short piece about camel crickets infesting a bathroom.
Take a Look, It’s in a Book
This essay mourning the end of “Reading Rainbow” attracted the notice of “Washington College Magazine,” which republished it.
10 Best: Sing It Together Now
This list of favorite songs, compiled by the frontman of The Jellybricks, is one of Crunchable's most-shared articles on Facebook.
Sequenceable(serial and multi-part works)
The Haunted Song
How a white guy from Massachusetts got to know some of the best teenage rappers in Mozambique. There is spirit in the music, in more ways than you imagine.
How a young liberal found himself teaming up with George W. Bush to try to save the world.
Teamable(our collaborative projects)
So much can go so badly, so quickly.
Here, I Write
Two women, on the space they claim as writers.
Once Was Enough
Things the Crunchable staff will never, ever do again.
The Crunchable staff comes clean.
Chris, Joel, and Dennis Reunite
… even though you probably never knew they were united to begin with.
Lovable(more of our favorites)
Here Comes the Pitch!
This might be how “Avatar” got green-lit. Also, “Cats.”
Darkness, Spikes, and Studs:
How Metal Music Helped Me be Gay
An eardrum-shattering path to finding my identity in high school.
The Key to Success is Being a Self-Involved Douchebag
… and other lessons I learned from Bravo’s reality TV.
How Frogs Taught Us How to Feel
Our evolving ideas about emotion, and what electrocuting small animals has to do with it.
Loving a cop means living with uncertainty.
No Nose for News
Two weeks after I lost my job as a reporter, my nose stopped working.
Shotgunning a Red Bull for the first time.
Straight from the (Irish) Bull’s Mouth:
A Letter from Lord Blarney to Elizabeth I
An historical monograph. No, really!
From half a world away, a call that changed everything.
I’m not a bad driver — I just crash a lot.
Used To Be
He was my closest friend in high school. Now, I barely recognize him.
Shadows in Connecticut
On September 11, 2001, a middle school classroom lost what was left of innocence.
All I Want for Christmas is a Bag of Crap
Coal in the stocking doesn’t sound so bad now, does it?
We had said our goodbyes weeks ago, but on that last day, from nowhere but the blue, you put an arm around my shoulder and hugged me.
A tragedy in miniature.
How I met your father.
The Homesick Alien’s Guide to Fast Food
It’s not so good.
We are alike.
Riding Shotgun: Where’s my Motherf#@%ing Jet Pack?
The future ain’t all it’s cracked up to be.
I Came Here to Work
Progressive Pragmatism: Securing World Insecurity
Attacking Iraq the first time was wrong; attacking it this time is stupid.
The Omnipresence of Story
Even in a cheese sauce and pudding factory, there is narrative.
A eulogy for an orange fish.