James A. Fussell

James Fussell is a writer for The Kansas City Star. He is the co-author of Ticked: Ticked: A Medical Miracle, A Friendship and the Weird World of Tourette Syndrome.

  • Finding Humanity in My Tourette Syndrome

    We still don't know what causes the bizarre affliction, or how many people have it. Characterized by uncontrollable behaviors and widespread misconception, as little as 20 years ago many didn't even know it existed.

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CrossFit Versus Yoga: Choose a Side

How a workout becomes a social identity

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Is Technology Making Us Better Storytellers?

The minds behind House of Cards and The Moth weigh in.

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A Short Film That Skewers Hollywood

A studio executive concocts an animated blockbuster. Who cares about the story?

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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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What Is a Sandwich?

We're overthinking sandwiches, so you don't have to.

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Let's Talk About Not Smoking

Why does smoking maintain its allure? James Hamblin seeks the wisdom of a cool person.

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