Grist List

Politics

House candidate Doug LaMalfa is the archetypal climate-denying idiot

It's so easy to listen to those really quotable climate nuts. But let's not let the super boring ones get lost in the climate denial shuffle.

London traffic light has 75 anxiety-inducing signals

It's a traffic light! It's a piece of public art! It stands where a tree used to stand! It makes us want to cry!

Food

These beautiful, sobering murals are made entirely out of sugar

A Canadian artist uses sugar to make art depicting the slave trade and its relationship to the sugar industry in the Americas. Pretty sweet.

Newark Mayor Cory Booker is checking on people’s families, hosting sleepovers, and generally being amazing

In the aftermath of Sandy, Newark Mayor Cory Booker is dispensing supplies, offering supportive words, and even letting folks crash at his house. Meet your new political crush.

Business & Technology

Car geeks say the all-electric Tesla is the best car

It's official: EVs are awesome and everyone knows it.

Food

After Sandy, food trucks aren’t just a novelty anymore

In a New York no-power zone, food trucks are providing hot meals, free coffee, and charging stations.

Cities

Malaysia is planning an eco-city as big as Luxembourg

If this thing gets built, Grist HQ will have to relocate there on principle.

Lobster in costume found on Halloween

A half-black half-orange lobster was found in Massachusetts on Halloween.

Food

A walnut thief is on the loose with millions of innocent walnuts

Some guy posed as a walnut delivery driver and stole a buttload of walnuts. He's 6'2" and he has a Russian accent. Be on the lookout.