Mark Vanhoenacker

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

Science
July 2 2014 11:48 PMThe Contradiction at the Heart of Road-TrippingThirteen ways to minimize your nature-loving drive’s cost to nature.
The Eye
May 16 2014 10:15 AMWhat Are Those Piles of Gunk on NYC Subway Platforms?
The Eye
March 4 2014 9:00 AMWhat's That Little Round Hole in the Elevator Door?
Culturebox
Jan. 21 2014 11:52 PMRequiemClassical music in America is dead.
The Eye
Nov. 27 2013 9:00 AMWhat's That Metal Strip Above the Airplane Door?
Brow Beat
Sept. 5 2013 11:10 AMWhat Are Those Circular Things on Car Bumpers?
Brow Beat
Aug. 1 2013 3:18 PMWhat Are Those Long Fences Along the Highway Out West?
Brow Beat
June 20 2013 3:22 PMHere Is the Best U.S. State, According to Science
Science
June 6 2013 7:36 AMHow to Sell PhilosophyIt just needs a product—thought experiments (TXes, if you will)—and a marketing plan.
Brow Beat
April 23 2013 11:03 AMWhy Are Public Toilet Seats Always U-Shaped?
Animal Forecast
Feb. 13 2013 11:55 AMNamibia’s Most Horrifying, Fascinating WildlifeForget the cheetahs, giraffes, and rhinos. Behold the armored ground cricket.
Brow Beat
Jan. 8 2013 3:26 PMWhat Are Those Color Splotches on So Many Packages?
Brow Beat
Nov. 1 2012 2:50 PMWhat Is That Little Cylinder on My Computer Wire?
Brow Beat
Sept. 17 2012 12:33 PMWhat Are Those Numbers by Convenience Store Exits?
Brow Beat
Aug. 20 2012 8:45 AMWhat Are Those Buttons Between Wall Sockets?
The Eye
June 20 2014 9:38 AMWhat Are Those Roadside Totems Along the New Jersey Turnpike?
The Eye
April 18 2014 10:30 AMWhat’s That Blue Asterisk on the Elevator Door?
The Eye
Jan. 23 2014 1:47 PMWhy Do Reflective Pavement Markers Come in So Many Colors?
The Eye
Dec. 19 2013 9:00 AMWhat Is a Tree Doing on Top of That Construction Site?
The Eye
Oct. 30 2013 9:30 AMDesigning Safer Utility Poles
Culturebox
Aug. 13 2013 5:15 AMThese Are TakenWhy don’t movie theaters have reserved seating?
Culturebox
June 26 2013 6:15 AMPut a Fork in ItThe American way of using fork and knife is inefficient and inelegant. We need a new way.
Brow Beat
June 19 2013 1:24 PMWhat Are These Cryptic Symbols I Keep Seeing on Doorways?
Brow Beat
May 20 2013 4:49 PMThere Are Tabs on the Sides of Tin Foil Boxes That Will Change Your Life
Brow Beat
April 3 2013 4:37 PMWhat Are Those Odd Panels on the Backs of Trucks?
Design
Jan. 19 2013 9:45 AMThe Election Disaster That Wasn’tAmerica’s poorly designed ballots could have bungled the 2012 election. How we can fix them before 2016.
Brow Beat
Nov. 23 2012 11:30 AMWhat’s That Steam Rising Up From NYC Streets?
Design
Oct. 4 2012 2:30 AMThe Beauty of the Airline Baggage TagIt’s a masterpiece of design.
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?

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