Dave Thier

David Thier is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The New Republic, AOLNews, Wired.com, IGN.com, and South Magazine.

  • Slow Food: The 24-Hour Pig Roast

    A book, some friends, and a plenty of coffee are as important to the process as the 30 pounds of charcoal and the big rusted tube of a grill. When you go on an overnight pig roast, the delicious pork at the end is just part of the fun.

  • Pizza: Fresh From the Garden

    These student farmers make pizza from their own crops. They grow the basil, harvest the basil, put the basil on a pizza, eat the pizza, compost the waste, and spread the compost on next month's basil patch. And they share this recipe so you can make your own pizza at home.

  • Growing Tomatoes in the Ivory Tower

    You wouldn't think vegetable farming and attending a prestigious Ivy League college would have much in common. You would be wrong.

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A Time-Lapse of Alaska's Northern Lights

The beauty of aurora borealis, as seen from America's last frontier

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What Do You Wish You Learned in College?

Ivy League academics reveal their undergrad regrets

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Famous Movies, Reimagined

From Apocalypse Now to The Lord of the Rings, this clever video puts a new spin on Hollywood's greatest hits.

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What Is a City?

Cities are like nothing else on Earth.

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CrossFit Versus Yoga: Choose a Side

How a workout becomes a social identity

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In Online Dating, Everyone's a Little Bit Racist

The co-founder of OKCupid shares findings from his analysis of millions of users' data.

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