As editor of Found Magazine and a contributor to This American Life, Davy Rothbart has devoted himself to mining humor and pathos from the lives of strangers. When he learned about the Medora Hornets, a high school basketball team suffering through a nasty losing streak in a factory-gutted Heartland ... More >>
Back in 2012, Kelsey Whipple shared a collection of ten strange Colorado items from FOUND Magazine, a website and book series that specialize in notes, letters and photos sent in by folks from across the country -- many of them hilarious, poignant, disturbing or some combination thereof. Nearly two ... More >>
Davy Rothbart is famous for his love of detritus. Ten years ago, he launched FOUND Magazine, an exuberant, low-fi celebration of things left behind: love letters, Post-It notes, journal entries, birthday cards, shopping lists and other strangely revealing minutiae of human existence. FOUND's pages a ... More >>
It's Flag Day -- an oft-overlooked day of national pride. Some of which is demonstrated in very strange ways. Modern interpretations of Betsy Ross's design can go beyond cloth and, depending on your point of view, beyond good taste, too. Here are ten nontraditional but memorable uses of America's s ... More >>
FOUND Magazine, and the books it inspired, are exactly what they sound like, except more glorious and way more voyeuristic. Fans send in context-free notes, letters and photos created by strangers and discovered in classrooms, on street corners and spaces in between -- and our fair state fares swimm ... More >>
It's really hard to be a successful corporate retailer. Not only do you have to sell truckloads of stuff to make money, but you have to keep track of whose stuff it is you're even selling. Sigh. It's even harder when you appropriate a design by a band that's really popular thinking, "that'll sell," ... More >>
Davy Rothbart brings his lost and FOUND department to Denver.
I used to quake when I had to read during poetry class. It was bad enough just having to raise my voice to an audible level in front of unsubjective others, let alone having to bare my soul in public. But on the other hand, there was also a fleeting satisfaction in doing exactly that, and then in tu ... More >>