Mark Vanhoenacker

Mark Vanhoenacker is a writer in New York. Follow him on Twitter.

Brow Beat
Sept. 17 2012 12:33 PMWhat Are Those Numbers by Convenience Store Exits?
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Aug. 20 2012 8:45 AMWhat Are Those Buttons Between Wall Sockets?
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July 24 2012 2:24 PMWhat Do Fire Gates Do? The Latest "What's That Thing"
Design
June 25 2012 8:17 PMWhy Are There Specialty License Plates for Quilters?
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June 7 2012 12:28 PMWhat’s That Odd White Cone in the Field Over There?
Politics
May 14 2012 6:00 AMDon’t Mess with MassachusettsIt may be everyone’s punching bag, but it’s time to face facts: The Bay State is best.
Brow Beat
April 24 2012 8:39 AMCan You Identify the Mysterious Wires in this Photo?
Culturebox
Sept. 10 2012 3:00 PMDo You Have a Photo ID, Young Man?Does stringent security make the Sept. 11 memorial safer—or a hassle to visit and an infringement on our civil liberties?
Family
Aug. 2 2012 4:00 AMI, Mark, Take You, Mark …Sure, marriage equality sounds great. But what about the coming flood of same-named couples?
Design
June 26 2012 6:25 AMMontana Quilters Have Their Own License PlateThe curious rise of specialty tags.
Brow Beat
June 25 2012 1:21 PMWhat Does the 'S' Button in an Elevator Do? Anything?
Brow Beat
May 24 2012 4:46 PMWhat Is That Ominous New Device on Street Lights?
Brow Beat
May 9 2012 2:05 PMWhat’s That Thing? Dashboard Arrow Edition
Culturebox
April 6 2011 8:15 AMWe're No. 1!But only when it comes to domestic appliances.
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