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Ben Franklin Would Have Approved Of This Obsession

Ben Franklin Would Have Approved Of This Obsession

01.17.2013
What do Benjamin Franklin and AMC President and CEO Josh Sapan have in common? The two men share an affinity for lightning rods, the former...
Obsession: Fantasy Football

Obsession: Fantasy Football

12.12.2012
Fantasy football is no longer just our hobby, it's our livelihood. We created a TV show called The League that revolves around -- you...

Obsessed: Cartography

12. 4.2012
When it comes to map collecting, I am the epitome of an obsessive-compulsive, borderline maniacal fanatic in every respect.
Obsessed: David Rees' Extensive Record Collection

Obsessed: David Rees' Extensive Record Collection

Kathleen Massara  08.15.2012
Inspired by one professor's infectious enthusiasm for Emily Dickinson, Obsessed is an ongoing HuffPost Arts & Culture series exploring...
Obsessed: Taxidermy

Obsessed: Taxidermy

06.28.2012
Taxidermy wants time to stop. To keep life. To cherish what should have long passed from view and savour its form immortally. There is...
Obsessed: Woodworking

Obsessed: Woodworking

06. 5.2012
In my day job, performing for folks is a gas, and I am very tickled to make a nice living as a professional jackass, but it is the production...
When A Composer Loves Another Composer

When A Composer Loves Another Composer

05.14.2012
Marc Blitzstein's musical DNA -- strict adherence to economy of means, a passion for combining words and music, the belief that music can...
The Best Singer You Don't Know (But Should)

The Best Singer You Don't Know (But Should)

05. 7.2012
Who is Audra McDonald? In a fairer, more purely artistic world -- one in which popularity is directly proportional to talent -- such a...
Obsessed: Rosalind Franklin

Obsessed: Rosalind Franklin

04.27.2012
My interest in Rosalind Franklin was not in the biographical details, but the palpable sense of injustice surrounding her story -- the...
Obsessed: The Banjo

Obsessed: The Banjo

04. 9.2012
There's a current resurgence in interest in the banjo by today's popular musicians (i.e. Mumford & Sons, The Avett Brothers and Taylor...
Obsessed: The Didgeridoo

Obsessed: The Didgeridoo

03.19.2012
As a young adult I was headed for life-threatening trouble, but remarkably a wonderful woman agreed to marry me. We had a great kid, but...
OBSESSED: MAPS

OBSESSED: MAPS

Gazelle Emami  03. 6.2012
Inspired by one professor's infectious enthusiasm for Emily Dickinson, Obsessed is a new HuffPost Culture series exploring the idiosyncratic,...

An Expert In Americana On Why She Lives For China

02.17.2012
When I first started playing the banjo, there was a period when I didn't go to China. It hurt. Like a pain in my gut. That pain you feel...
Lewis and Clark... And Mike

Lewis and Clark... And Mike

02. 3.2012
Lewis and Clark will never know that their journey inspired one man to show his daughters the natural majesty hidden behind a land of malls....
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