Brooks Haxton

  • The Other World

    They found the skeleton of a man. under the grass at Crooked Lake. His people left him in his grave. a chariot with spoked wheels. and heads of…

  • Cuneiform

    The wedge sank five times into the clay, and a word, which had been spoken in a breath, lay still until the gods’ names were forgotten. Then,…

  • Datura

    When the full moon rises. and the sphinx moth, hidden. all day, hovers into the twilight. between smoky blurs of wings, in midair she spools loose…

  • Gift

    All our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf —ISAIAH 64:6 After my mother's father died, she gave me his morocco…

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Adventures in Legal Weed

Colorado is now well into its first year as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. How's it going? James Hamblin visits Aspen.

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What Makes a Story Great?

The storytellers behind House of CardsandThis American Life reflect on the creative process.

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Tracing Sriracha's Origin to Thailand

Ever wonder how the wildly popular hot sauce got its name? It all started in Si Racha.

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Where Confiscated Wildlife Ends Up

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.

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Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.

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The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air

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