You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is a frank and funny look at how Felicia Day's unconventional formative years set her up to become the talent she is today.
10 Sep 2015
Albert Podell's Around the World in 50 Years is an entertaining read that's in need of a timeline and other such worldly "guides".
25 May 2015
Green: A History is a broad-spanning visualization of this multifaceted color, one that reveals the value of seeing different shades of meaning in the color of historical artworks.
21 Dec 2014
In Stuff Matters, Mark Miodownik, a quirky science writer, shares his love and knowledge of the materials that shape our world.
17 Sep 2014
Is the smart city already here? Or is it an impossibility, given how messy humans are? What does the ideal smart city look like?
14 May 2014
From applying leeches to mapping the shape of the human skull, Erik Janik describes a drama of medical history in Marketplace of the Marvelous.
15 Apr 2014
Hangouts at a drive-in theater, bowling alley, or mall have moved to online spaces as changes in commuting, school districts, and chronic overscheduling of teens means they need a new way to network.
13 Mar 2014
Yesterday’s luminary minds weren’t always scientific, but they were almost always curious.
04 Jun 2013
Forget Bates the valet and his perfect Windsor knots. Agent Gates wields a gun, kicks ass, and otherwise protects Devonton Abbey from unsavory spies.
04 Mar 2013
When Pierre, the owner of the address book, learned about this incredible invasion of privacy, he threatened to sue and demanded reciprocal invasion of Sophie Calle's privacy: the publication of a nude photo of the artist herself.
09 Dec 2012
Through his microscope, William F. Bynum looks from the shoulders of giants to those standing on their predecessors’ legacies, and offers up a very accessible little history of science.
04 Dec 2012
Sometimes it takes someone who is not looking for anything in particular to uncover the most fascinating strands of historical webs.
19 Sep 2012
From technologies intended to block pornography sites to legislation putting business interests before citizens’ rights, Rebecca MacKinnon delivers a pointed report on the state of the Internet that should prompt all of us to speak up for the future of the web.
17 Jun 2012
Chock-a-block with nursery rhyme characters gone wrong, some of the most creatively messed up metaphors you’ve ever read, and racy to boot, J. A. Kazimer has created a demented storybook world that will make anyone with a funny bone howl.
06 May 2012
Leonardo may have drafted the most famous version of a well-proportioned human figure inside a circle inside a square, but he was far from the first to consider the human form as architecture.
26 Mar 2012
Erri De Luca’s writing is a tender poetic narrative, treating things (Naples, the air itself) like characters, and weaving together a story comprised of waves of feeling instead of orderly plot points.
15 Jan 2012
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