Dead Startup Toys is selection of classic crap gadgets recreated in nonfunctional funsize form. There are adorable Juiceros and Jibos, internet-of-things drink coolers, the well-meaning but hell-bent One Laptop Per Child, and of course the greatest of them all, the Theranos blood assay Minilab that raised nearly a billion dollars and was for all intents and purposes a fraud. All, sadly, are already sold out so Christmas is looking bleak at Casa Del Beschizza.
On Sunday afternoon, right-wing "university" PragerU (i.e. conservative radio host Dennis Prager's YouTube channel) tweeted something that cut closer to the bone than it perhaps intended. An excellent introduction to the moral panic over "Critical Race Theory"—and why it panics conservatives in the first place. READ THE REST
Satan only had a bit part in the Old Testament yet has enjoyed an outsized impact on culture. In this TED-Ed video, Brian A. Pavlac, King's College historian, author, and Episcopal priest (!) teaches us about Beelzebub's diverse experience as evil incarnate. Animation directed by Reza Riahi and Mehdi Shiri. !nataS liaH READ THE REST
This short film from the Danish Road Safety Council reminds all careful pillagers that a helmet is essential when visiting England. READ THE REST
You probably know at least one jigsaw puzzle fiend. They exist all around, even though you can't always spot them on site. From a tween to a frat boy, from a mom to a scientist to a garbageman to a grandparent, puzzles are one of those leisurely pastimes that cut across gender, ethnicities, and socio-economic… READ THE REST
Summer is the perfect time to engage in activities you never seem to find a minute to enjoy—like cracking open and devouring a new book. There's a stereotype of summer reading that the season unleashes a lot of fluffy, escapist options. While some of that stereotype is certainly earned, perusing reading lists from heady folks… READ THE REST
Most everyone has a proper respect for the old ways. But at a certain point, the old ways get old. Tired, stale, and played out needs to give way to something newer and fresher with more life. It's the circle of life and it moves us all. Stock photography has been mostly trapped in amber… READ THE REST