As part of CrashCourse's philosophy unit, Hank Green asks, "Is it possible to make true assertions about things that aren't real?" Turns out the answer is pretty complicated.
This piece on Inverse details some of the metaphysics and moral philosophy found within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, especially as explored in WandaVision's Vision. Caution: Spoilers abound Identity is a huge issue for superheroes. "Take away that suit of armor and what are you?" asks Cap to Tony, questioning his identity outside of his own… READ THE REST
These Lego-shaped crayons by Goober are totally delightful, though it occurs to me that they're pretty fragile. Using them as crayons — even a little bit — could sufficiently deform the crisp structure necessary for them to snick into one another like Lego blocks. Their Lego-ness and their crayon-ness are fundamentally at odds with one… READ THE REST
In September, the British Museum launched a show, "Tantra: Enlightenment to Revolution." The purpose of the show is to demystify this very misunderstood Eastern philosophy and practice through its art, text, and cultural artifacts. For those who can't make the trip, or don't want to risk the plague, Imma Ramos, the curator of the show,… READ THE REST
From tablets and laptops to desktop computers, you can always feel confident you're getting a quality piece of tech if there's an Apple name on it. Unfortunately, that level of security comes with a price tag as the Cupertino titan invariably creates top-notch products and charges a premium price for that level of performance. But… READ THE REST
We've all finally acknowledged that coffee isn't just a mug of flavored water you swig in the morning to perk up your day, right? The brewological arts have elevated in recent years. Sure, you can buy a can of coffee crystals or grab a latte at Starbucks, but that's just maintenance. For true lovers of… READ THE REST
If you're going to learn electronics, you might as well learn it in service to something fun. And if you're going to learn to DJ, you might as well learn something practical along with it. Because let's face it — you probably aren't the one-in-a-million performer who becomes Deadmau5 or Marshmello or somebody else in… READ THE REST