September 2016 Archive

I am a Hypochondriac

I am in a perpetual abusive relationship with hypochondria; I desperately want to get away from it, but somehow it controls my brain. I’ve had ...

I Accidentally Had Two Tampons In. What Should I Do?

(Photo: Sporrer/Rupp/Getty Images/Cultura RF) By Susan Rinkunas I took out my tampon only to discover I had a second one in the whole time. Am ...

9-Year-Old Boy Graduates High School and Starts College (Video)

William Maillis graduated from high school and is now a college student already working on his own theories of how the universe was created.

Store Owner Cancels Event After Denver’s Brandon Marshall Doesn’t Stand for Anthem

After Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall joined the protest against the national anthem in the United States, he faced some backlash. Stephen Kurtis Martin, the ...

'Danny Says' Surprisingly Little: Documentary About Rock Manager Lacks Insight

A film about the voluble Danny Fields, a music industry executive who managed the Ramones from 1975 to 1980, manages to be “candid yet unrevealing.”

A Grouch Gradually Grows Grudgingly Grateful In 'A Man Called Ove'

A Swedish curmudgeon slowly comes to accept the help of his neighbors in this familiar, crowd-pleasing film shot through with bracing moments of dark comedy.

Primitive technology: tiled roof hut

The popular Primitive Technology blog features an unnamed man in Australia’s  Far North Queensland building tools and structures using only raw, found materials. Shot over 102 days, ...

The right to vote should be restricted to those with knowledge

Who should hold power: the few or the many? Concentrating power in the hands of a few – in monarchy, dictatorship or oligarchy – tends ...

Watch Benedict Cumberbatch Sing Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb,” with David Gilmour Live on Stage

Around here, when we talk about Benedict Cumberbatch, we usually talk about his knack for reading classic texts–Kafka’s Metamorphosis, Melville’s Moby-Dick, a poignant letter by Alan Turing, even passages from ...

Artificial Intelligence Program Tries to Write a Beatles Song: Listen to “Daddy’s Car”

Last May, we told you about Flow Machine, an artificial intelligence-driven music composer that analyses composer’s styles and then creates new works from that data. ...

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