Friday, November 26, 2010


In 1843 a small group of eccentric men and women founded a utopian community in east-central Massachusetts. By January 1844 the community had dissolved. What went wrong?

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Disaster Deferred?

Two-hundred years ago a series of large earthquakes hit the Midwestern United States. But despite apocalyptic predictions, the New Madrid Seismic Zone isn’t likely to produce a devastating quake anytime soon, says Northwestern University geologist Seth Stein in a new Failure Interview.

Saturday, November 06, 2010

The 35th anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald

Wednesday November 10 marks the 35th anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald. Failure magazine revisits the disaster - and examines the prevailing theories about why the Mighty Fitz sank - in its latest feature, The Sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald.