Susan Karlin

Susan Karlin

Independent Producer

Susan Karlin is an award-winning science and technology journalist based in Los Angeles. She also covers the nexus of science and entertainment, with a particular fondness for sci-fi and comics. She has written for Newsweek, Forbes, Wired, Scientific American, and Discover, and reported for NPR and BBC Radio. She has also traveled to every continent, reporting from such diverse areas as Vietnam, the Arctic, and the West Bank.

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Burning Man is the 27-year-old bacchanalia held in the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada — part party, art show, and social experiment. It’s also a place where people play…

Drones over Burning Man

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It’s not easy standing out among 125,000 costumed sci­-fi, fantasy and comics fans at San Diego Comic Con. But superheroes come in many guises. This year, Congressman and Civil Rights…

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It’s not easy standing out among 125,000 costumed sci­-fi, fantasy and comics fans at San Diego Comic Con. But superheroes come in many guises. This year, Congressman and Civil Rights…

from Arts & Culture Stories

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