Kubb is a Swedish lawn game. For David Michael, it’s a chance to meet an eccentric cast of competitors at the Kubb National Championship.What is Kubb?
The Bureau Staff reminisces about the days when there were only 150 Pokemon.Staff List: Pokememories
The zombie infection may have taken over the world, but Zachary Martin will stick by your side, whether you like it or not.Whatever Happens, Buddy, We’re in this Apocalypse Together
Whitney Carpenter suffers from a common affliction in which she buys fancy notebooks, but rarely writes in them.The Weight of a Good Notebook
Nick Martens wonders why media overexposure so reliably turns sports fans against star players.We Have Met the Enemy, and Surprisingly, He’s Not ESPN
Computers may prove to be more intelligent than humans, at least at Jeopardy, but can Watson romance a woman the way Hudson Hongo can?My Camaro Dreams in Analog
Alice Stanley wrestles with the dilemma of having hairy legs.A Personal History of Shaving
Jonathan Gourlay explores Minecraft, an ugly game with no point and endless possibility.Fear and Gaming: Being and Nothingness and “Minecraft”
Joe Berkowitz was actually not all that instrumental in making dinner, probably because he’s in kindergarten.It’s Shake ‘n Bake, and I Helped
Kevin Nguyen explains why one of TV’s best dramas, Friday Night Lights, was doomed to be underrated.Texas Forever
Best of the Bygone Bureau
Unable to speak Polish in a room full of Poles, Locke McKenzie finds a three-year-old friend.The Rambling American: To Be Young Again
Emily Guerin struggles with the cold and isolation in Puerto Varas.Seeing and Being Seen: Winter in Chile
Darryl Campbell identifies the common thread between Eeyore and New York Times columnist David Brooks.Keywords: Pessimism
Jeff Merrion is physically abused while conversing with literary minimalist Ernest Hemingway about his body of work, the Spanish Civil War, and American Gladiators.Channeling the Canon: An Interview with Ernest Hemingway
Josh Fischel uncovers a transcript of a town hall meeting from Nazi Germany.Town Hall Meeting on Health Care Reform, Berlin, 1939
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