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Apocalypse? Naw. 'Woman World' Is a Laid-Back Utopia

Aminder Dhaliwal’s popular Instagram comic chronicles life in a world where men have gone extinct. It turns out, without men, life is pretty mellow — ...

San Francisco Removes Statue Of Native Man At Feet Of Colonizers

The statue, called Early Days, showed a Native American gazing up at a vaquero, or Spanish cowboy, and a proselytizing priest. Native groups have long ...

Can't Bear More News? Take A Break With Funny Wildlife Furtography

Take a gander at these photos — they’re pretty amoosing. Yes, it’s time for the Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards, and this year you can vote ...

Let's bring back the Sabbath as a radical act against ‘total work’

As a boy in late-1940s Memphis, my dad got a nickel every Friday evening to come by the home of a Russian Jewish immigrant named ...

Mobilize

In her short film Mobilize, Caroline Monnet – a Canadian filmmaker and artist of French and Algonquin origin – uses archival documentary footage to honour the ...

Tom Waits Releases a Timely Cover of the Italian Anti-Fascist Anthem “Bella Ciao,” His First New Song in Two Years

“La Complaine du Partisan,” a song about the French Resistance written in 1943 by Emmanuel d’Astier de la Vigerie with music by Anna Marly, was ...

Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” Played by 28 Trombone Players

28 trombone players got together and played Queen’s beloved 1975 hit, “Bohemian Rhapsody.” They call it, “Bonehemian Rhapsody.” Enjoy. Contributors in the video above include: ...

11 Effective Amazon Products For Anxiety, According To Reviewers

The hunt for effective ways to deal with anxiety just got easier.

7 Questions You Should Ask Your Mom About Her Health ASAP

Your family’s health history can offer clues into your own well-being.

'Hale County This Morning, This Evening' Is A Fascinating And Frustrating Collage

First-time filmmaker RaMell Ross’ camera captures fleeting moments in the lives of two black young men in rural Alabama, and refuses to supply us with ...

After A Promising Start, 'The Predator' Loses The Scent

Director/co-writer Shane Black’s attempt to infuse snappy dialogue and dark humor into the alien-hunter franchise works until it, suddenly, doesn’t. Blame a mess of a ...

Frames of reference

Directed by the pioneering UK documentarian Richard Leacock, Frames of Reference is a slick and surreal dive into physics fundamentals and, in particular, why everything is ...

The inner voice

From a very early age, children learn to talk to themselves. That voice in your head is the thing that makes you, you By Philip ...

One Second from Each Episode of Twin Peaks: Experience David Lynch’s Groundbreaking TV Drama in Less than a Minute

One second from every episode of Twin Peaks. pic.twitter.com/e5Pc3g5oB4 — Andy Kelly (@ultrabrilliant) September 6, 2018 You’ll see that period, as well as every every ...

Behold Mystical Photographs Taken Inside a Cello, Double Bass & Other Instruments

“If God had designed the orchestra,” remarks a character in Rick Moody’s Hotels of North America, “then the cello was His greatest accomplishment.” I couldn’t agree ...

Can CBD Really Help You Sleep Better?

Breaking down what the product does for insomnia.

Jon Hamm Nails Why It's So Hypocritical To Shame Therapy

The actor explains how mental health is just as important as physical health.

A Farm-To-Table Board Game, For Manure Audiences Only

Virginia guitar maker Brian Calhoun devised a strategy game called Chickapig. (It features hybrid animals and pooping cows.) Now he’s getting some friends — like ...

Claire Tomalin Moves 'Between The Trivial And The Tragic' In 'A Life Of My Own'

After writing biographies of Charles Dickens and Mary Wollstonecraft, Tomalin turned to memoir. Her new work tells of her conflicting desires to have children and ...

Slavery-entangled philosophy

John Locke took part in administering the slave-owning colonies. Does that make him, and liberalism itself, hypocritical? By Holly Brewer Read at Aeon

One is the loneliest number: the history of a Western problem

‘God, but life is loneliness,’ declared the writer Sylvia Plath in her private journals. Despite all the grins and smiles we exchange, she says, despite ...

Wikipedia Leads Effort to Create a Digital Archive of 20 Million Artifacts Lost in the Brazilian Museum Fire

The staggering loss of a possible 20 million artifacts in the fire that consumed Brazil’s Museu Nacional in Rio boggles the mind—dinosaur fossils, the oldest ...

David Gilmour Talks About the Mysteries of His Famous Guitar Tone

The phrase “holy grail of tone” shows up a lot in the marketing of guitar gear, a promise of perfection that seems more than a ...

Netflix's 'Afflicted' And The Constant Misunderstanding Around Chronic Illness

Breaking down what it’s like when people don’t believe your condition is real.

Sally Field Wasn't Sure She'd Have The Guts To Publish Her New Memoir

“I wrote it for myself,” Field says of her intensely personal accounting of her life and career. In Pieces describes childhood abuse, an abortion at ...

Bob Woodward: 'People Need To Wake Up' To What's Happening Under Trump

The veteran journalist was shocked by the tactics White House staff use to circumvent Trump: “I’ve never heard in any way of staff going around ...

Is there any real distinction between ‘high’ and ‘low’ pleasures?

Parents often say that they don’t mind what their children do in life just as long as they are happy. Happiness and pleasure are almost ...

Orgesticulanismus

In Orgesticulanismus, the Belgian animator Mathieu Labaye pays tribute to his late father Benoît Labaye, who had limited mobility due to multiple sclerosis before he ...

How to Download Bob Woodward’s Fear: Trump in the White House as a Free Audiobook

Bob Woodward made his career by breaking the Watergate story that led to the demise of the Nixon presidency in 1974–a process that Woodward and ...

When Aldous Huxley, Dying of Cancer, Left This World Tripping on LSD, Experiencing “the Most Serene, the Most Beautiful Death” (1963)

The “spiritual adepts” of Tibet’s modern period, writes Huston Smith in his comprehensive introduction to the Bardo Thodol, or “The Tibetan Book of the Dead”, ...

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