“My future — the vague, all-consuming ideal we’re taught to live for — felt like a more dominant force in my life than my present.”
“If you told somebody 26 kids went missing, the most ever in America, that somebody would likely assume they were dead. But they’d survived! All of them! Many potlucks would ensue.”
Isabel Fall’s story has been held up as an example of “cancel culture run amok.”
Their flat faces scream cute while the high prices for a puppy make them as aspirational as multi-step skin care routines, Le Creuset kitchenware, and living in a remodeled van.
“Black Americans have been shut out of stability at every turn.”
Can nostalgia for the recent past bring comfort now that pandemic has made time stand still?
“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.