Gosh, gift-giving used to be so easy: all you needed to do was get your ma one of these swellegant skinny Zippos. And between death-sticks, she could practice doing Zippo tricks, like opening the Zippo by snapping her fingers or smoothly flipping the lid back and striking the flint in one of those one-two motions across her thigh. Man, that's class with a capital "K."
An Iowan architect, Jobie Hill, is on a mission to find and document every slave residence that is still standing in America. Since 2012, Hill has surveyed hundreds of structures that she believes once served as a home to enslaved African Americans. More often than not, the buildings bear no visible trace of their past;… READ THE REST
We all know Valentine's Day is a day set aside to show a little appreciation for those we love the most. And, while that usually includes a spouse or significant other, a child, or other nearests and dearests, this day should not ignore some of our other most critical loves. Like coffee. Oh, coffee, how… READ THE REST
The Michael Jackson (Leaving Neverland) and R. Kelly (Surviving R. Kelly) documentaries were decisive knock out punches to each singer's public personas and though some still defend them, the majority believe the accusers and have washed their hands of them entirely. The evidence against Woody Allen has been explored and analyzed and sometimes dismissed as… READ THE REST
It's easy to dismiss comics as kids' stuff. Heroes in capes and villains with dastardly plans have been playthings of childhood imagination for decades. Yet, despite the fantastical premises and larger-than-life storytelling, don't forget the true artistry and craftsmanship it takes to bring those wild ideas into vivid life on the printed page. Because while… READ THE REST
It might seem backward, but when you think about it, our COVID-closed world might be the best reason to get motivated and learn a foreign language. With everyone working from home, and very possibly staying there permanently after the pandemic subsides, the number of remote working situations should continue to skyrocket. As that circle expands,… READ THE REST
Last March, we all thought that most of us would be back in the office after a few weeks, or maybe even a few months if things got bad. The reality that's now setting in for millions around the world is that working in a remote office may have ended last year. The numbers back… READ THE REST