“Art’s deepest impact comes when it is least expected. In contrast, algorithmic recommendations lead us down a path of pleasant monotony: a looming monoculture of the similar. To resist it, we should embrace obscurity, difficulty, diversity, and strangeness as just as important as recognizability or universality.”
When an island nation of 300,000 residents receives more than two million tourists a year, radical change is inevitable — but is it all negative?
This is a very interesting conversation about how companies pay experts to shape their images, and it’s one that this professional namer might describe this interview’s title as descriptive rather than disruptive, because it “is tied to an expected functional benefit of the product.”
As our resistance to antibiotics soars, scientists find hope in phages – helpful viruses found in particularly disgusting places.
Each year, the U.S. wedding industry generates $72 billion dollars in revenue, yet Zola is the first startup to succeed in the wedding category since 1996.
Searching for ways to mediate the damage of the opioid crisis, cities like Seattle and New York are considering following Vancouver’s lead by creating supervised drug consumption sites. Unfortunately, more empirical evidence is needed to clearly determine injection sites’ effectiveness.
A personal essay about loving hiking as a Latinx — in both Ecuador, where author Amanda Machado’s family members see it as un-classy and unladylike, and the United States, where hiking has largely been the domain of upper-class whites.
Sarah Jeong has spent the past several months covering Trump’s travel ban… while officially becoming an American citizen.
Dylan Matthews donated his left kidney to a perfect stranger, in what’s known as a “non-directed” donation. Dylan’s kidney initiated a donation chain in which four people received live-saving kidney transplants.