I waded into the national debate over charter schools for Fatherly.com.
For my first article for Fatherly.com, I interviewed Chris Kratt, half of PBS Kids’ Wild Kratts, about getting kids interested in science and nature.
I had a great time talking nightmares with Heather. You guys are really cool and I liked talking to the people who called in. Thanks for visiting my site. If you want, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll take your questions seriously and answer as best as I can.
Click here for the 1981 CDC report on SUNDS. As far as I know, this is the only place it exists on the internet.
Click here for the original Los Angeles Times stories on the Hmong sleep deaths.
Here’s my original story on the real life origins of Freddy Krueger. Here’s a rundown of some of the sleep monsters I mentioned on the show.
And, for the curious, my interview with Hunter Thompson. It’s mostly a goddamn nightmare.
I found out how people sleep in a world without darkness.
I wrote about the history of using sleep deprivation as a form of torture for Van Winkle’s. Not a cheerful subject but the story turned out well.
I talked film editing with master Hollywood scene cutter Norman Hollyn for Van Winkle’s. We talked at length about the opening scene of Fellini’s 8 1/2 and the ’80s high school dark comedy Heathers, which Hollyn edited. Click on Joseph Gordon-Levitt to get to the story.
I wrote a humorous look at the history of sleep for Van Winkle’s. I think people sometimes worry too much about sleep in our modern world and believe this article gives some perspective on how bad sleep used to be.