Sam Eifling

Sam has reported or edited for the Associated Press, The New Republic, Deadspin, The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Miami Herald, the Oxford American, the Arkansas Times, ESPN, Popular Science, Sports Illustrated, Slate, Grantland, Pacific Standard, and New Times Broward-Palm Beach. He graduated from Northwestern and the University of British Columbia, and still reps Arkansas from Brooklyn.
Science
3.2.2016 8:16 PM
Dr. Ben Carson Was a Hero of Science Before His Presidential Run Made Him a Punchline 
Sam Eifling
'The Wire' called it 10 years ago: He was the pediatric neurosurgeon everyone wanted to be.
Innovation
1.13.2016 6:05 PM
Biden's 'Moonshot' to Cure Cancer Needs the Internet Age, Not the Space Age
Sam Eifling
Obama's State of the Union Address call to end cancer will never have its moon-landing moment. We must triumph one small step at a time.
Entertainment
12.21.2015 8:29 PM
The Ludicrous 'Force Awakens' Box Office Was Like 80 Typical Movies in 2015
Sam Eifling
On its own, the 'Star Wars' sequel beat the totals of nearly every other American weekend at the movies.
Entertainment
12.15.2015 11:53 PM
Jiwaru, the 2015 Japanese Word of the Year, Expresses How You Love Videos
Sam Eifling
Before a snippet of digital culture goes viral, it must "grow on you."
Innovation
12.11.2015 6:12 PM
Michael Dell's Handwritten Business Card From 1984 Is a Tiny Work of Poetry
Sam Eifling
On Twitter, the computing magnate posted this relic from a simpler time.
Science
12.3.2015 6:19 PM
An Unstoppable Fungus Disease Is Wiping Out the World's Banana Plants
Sam Eifling
Entertainment
11.18.2015 5:07 PM
Paris Responds to Terrorist Attacks With Red Wine, Rock Music, and Defiance
Sam Eifling
"This was an attack on our way of life."
Culture
11.11.2015 2:37 PM
Veterans Day Is Amazing for Vintage Family Photos of Soldiers and Military
Sam Eifling
Remembering the WWI armistice with Twitter is exactly how your gramps would've wanted it.
Culture
10.30.2015 4:05 PM
The Best Man's Speech: A How-To
Sam Eifling
Rob McNally, the best man in five different weddings, has earned the title. For your next speech, follow his lead.
Entertainment
8.7.2015 5:20 PM
The 'John Wick' Virtual Reality Game Will Double-Tap Your Oculus Rift
Sam Eifling
A first-person shooter set in the Continental Hotel. 
Entertainment
7.20.2015 4:52 PM
It's the Summer of Matt McCoy
Sam Eifling
The counsel you want if you're on HBO.
Culture
7.7.2015 10:52 PM
The 'Wall Street Journal' Invents a Country, and It's Rad
Sam Eifling
Not even spellcheck knows what's going on here.
Culture
7.2.2015 4:11 PM
Ted Cruz's Homer Simpson Impression Is This Generation's Dukakis Tank Ride
Sam Eifling
In a way, he's a winner. But in another, more accurate way ...
Culture
6.29.2015 3:00 PM
Scrabble Was Right to Purge Its Curses and Slurs. Mostly.
Sam Eifling
The game of words can get more fun when you include the bad ones.
Entertainment
6.29.2015 12:54 PM
This Secluded Bookstore Corner Could Be Your Summer Reading List
Sam Eifling
'No matter what you feel, it will be OK.'
Culture
6.26.2015 3:12 PM
The Supreme Court Just Legalized Same-Sex Marriage Nationwide, and Twitter Is a Victory Party
Sam Eifling
Hugging and high-fiving in 140 characters.
Entertainment
6.23.2015 3:47 PM
Not a Dad Yet? Great. Now's the Time to Push for Paternity Leave.
Sam Eifling
Fight for your rights before you need 'em.
Science
6.23.2015 2:08 PM
The Sky Went Bonkers Last Night After a Huge Solar Flare
Sam Eifling
An aurora borealis gave America an overnight acid trip.
6.19.2015 4:15 PM
The 'New York Times' Rent or Buy Calculator Has a Gaping Hole in It
Sam Eifling
Overlooking the major downside of buying: owning during a calamity.
Innovation
6.11.2015 7:12 PM
French Taxi Drivers Are Setting Traps for Uber Drivers
Sam Eifling
Watch out on the mean streets of Marseille.