From 1957, a disturbing, patronizing, racist Shell ad for pesticides, selling the superiority of big agribusiness.
Writing in Medium with his trademark acerbic wit and razor-sharp insight, our old friend/contributor (and my favorite cultural critic) Mark Dery recalls his past penchant for booze and considers whether it's just the writer's way. "Alcohol offers a devil's bargain: inspiration through disinhibition, at the cost of a few I.Q. points, maybe even an early… READ THE REST
Leitz Photographica Auction is celebrating 20 years of the house with a magnificent collection of Leitz/Leica rarities on the block. The "40th Leitz Photographica Auction" takes place on June 11 in Wetzlar, Germany and, of course, online. Dig the 1950s Leica display above "in suede finish on cardboard and metal holder," estimated to sell for… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Cats are such mysterious and complex creatures, aren't they? Dogs feel easy to crack as pets. But with cats, it can be unclear what is going on underneath those big, glassy eyes. We… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. It's no secret that online hackers exist and are constantly lurking around for sensitive information at any opportunity they can. With every piece of your personal information and essential memories being stored online,… READ THE REST
Whether gaming in your spare time or burying yourself in spreadsheets at your 9-to-5, efficiency matters. And while you may have the latest and greatest laptop or smartphone to work on, its small screen can totally kill your enjoyment, especially when you're hopping over to different apps or watching your favorite streaming content. If you're looking for a way… READ THE REST
The world is full of reasons to love dogs. How could you not? They are cute, kind, thoughtful, and always trying to make friends. The world is also full of reasons to love technology. But is there a way to bring these two together? Is the world ready for robotic dogs? The answer is yes! Petoi just… READ THE REST