Found Magazine

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    Davy Rothbart on basketball, the Midwest and Medora

    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 >>

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    April 10, 2014
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    February 12, 2014

    Photos: Ten weirdest Colorado items found in FOUND Magazine, 2014 edition

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    FOUND Magazine's Davy Rothbart on dumpster divers, shared stuff and the human condition

    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 >>

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    October 18, 2012
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    June 14, 2012

    Flag Day photos: Ten strangest uses of the American flag

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2012

    Ten strange items FOUND Magazine found in Colorado

    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 >>

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    February 2, 2012

    Disney jacks Joy Division and other great moments in copyright infringement

    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 >>

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    June 25, 2009

    Road Show

    Davy Rothbart brings his lost and FOUND department to Denver.

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    December 18, 2008
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    August 16, 2007
  • Blogs

    February 7, 2007

    Dear Diary

    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 >>