Looking up to looking it up, Dec 28
The journalist who didn’t need a dictionary

The blood of the earth, Dec 14
Peering at lava in Hawaii

The importance of being puzzled, Nov 30
Cryptic crosswords and your brain

Two-wheeled wonder, Nov 16
The birth of a fellow cage-free human

The locavore diet, Nov 2
Excited about a box of fresh vegetables

When stress is off the radar, Oct 19
The difference between a copywriter and an air-traffic controller

It’s only words, Oct 5
The futility of getting worked up over language

The baseball bat upgrade, Sep 21
Switching from Windows XP to Ubuntu

Dedicated non-follower of fashion, Sep 7
Grown men in neon jerseys, skintight shorts and plastic shoes

Banquet in a bowl, Aug 24
Proper ramen, not the instant version in a packet

Gluttons for punishment, Aug 10
Chilli chicken from Whitefield’s RR restaurant

The day the music dies, Jul 27
What’s the shape of jazz to come?

Upgrading to a downgrade, Jul 13
The micro four thirds format

Splitting it all up, Jun 29
Who pays the bill tonight?

First light, last light, Jun 15
Just before and just after the sun

The misunderstood meal, Jun 1
Omakase sushi and the stern chefs that make it

Running out of excuses, May 18
All Elle can do is just keep running

Their feet touch the ground, May 4
Take off your shoes and run

A tale of hide and metal, Apr 20
Leather saddles and cast-iron cookware

Those lovely bones, Apr 6
A dish of chicken with nearly no meat

Reinventing inventing the wheel, Mar 23
Baking bread and building bicycle wheels

You might as well eat plastic, Mar 9
Who cares if Crunchies contain plastic?

Talking to strangers, Feb 23
Public conversations in America

The Apple crumble, Feb 9
Why buy a Mac?

The Willy Wonka effect, Jan 26
Entering the chocolate factory for a TV show taping

Too much of a good thing, Jan 12
What’s perfection without the pursuit?