"Welcome back, this is Stephen K. Bannon. We're off the coast of St. Tropez in southern France on the Mediterranean, and we're on the million dollar yacht that Brian Kolfage—and Brian Kolfage, he took all that money from Build The Wall. No we're actually in Sunland Park, New Mexico."
Portland-based artist Matt Bors is one of the essential cartoonists of the 21st century, penning 1600 cartoons over 18 years. But he's ending his weekly strip and will focus on journalism, fiction, and running The Nib, the satirical website he founded. I want to do more nonfiction cartooning at The Nib— the interviews and journalism… READ THE REST
Late Wednesday, The Pentagon announced that it is reversing the previous administration's ban on trans people serving in the U.S. armed forces. The announcement was made on the International Transgender Day of Visibility. Among the provisions: The military will now provide service members a process by which they may transition gender while serving. A service… READ THE REST
Essential (and bleak) reporting by David Gilbert on how the QAnon conspiracy framework is tearing American families apart: "there is no such thing as a typical Q follower." Christian evangelicalism appears to be a major gateway to QAnon belief, with many of those VICE News spoke to reporting that their family member's belief in the… READ THE REST
Photoshop has been the king of photo retouching and manipulation for decades, so it's no surprise that Adobe's most famous app is the yardstick by which all other contenders are judged. But when discussing Luminar 4, it might be more helpful to highlight what Skylum's image editor offers against what Photoshop doesn't. Against the vast… READ THE REST
One fun element of pop culture is that you never know exactly when some film, TV show, or song is going to spark an out-of-left-field craze — or exactly how deep the obsession will run. While the pandemic may be starting to recede into history, Netflix's The Queen Gambit is oddly still riding shotgun inside… READ THE REST
To say we're creeping up on umbrella weather season is an understatement. And no, we don't mean "rain and wind protection against the fierce elements-type" of umbrella season. We're talking about lazing casually, safely protected from the sun's rays, soaking in the majesty of summer. Whether you've got a comfy patio lounge arrangement, an outdoor… READ THE REST