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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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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