Motodrom | A Short Film by Jörg Wagner is a 9-minute film about people racing motorcycles and cars around the walls of a circular tower. Shot in black and white and lacking dialog, this film depicts stunt riding through a mesmerizing and artistic lens. It's incredible how these talented guys can defy gravity as they speed around and around. There's a crowd gathered around the top of the tower, peering in and gasping in fear for the riders' safety at times. I would love to see this in person someday.
He told me his real name when he walked up to my tent for the first time, but I never remembered it. He wanted everyone to call him by his carny name: Mr. Blockhead. His head did look like a block. Something had happened to it. I didn't ask, and he didn't say. Which was… READ THE REST
Have you met Laughing Sal before? If you have, you'll surely remember her wicked laugh, gap-toothed grin, and uncanny electronic motions. Laughing Sal, also referred to as "Laffing Sal, Laffin' Sal, Sally, ect." was originally made in the 1920s and 30s by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company (PTC) of Germantown, Pennsylvania. Sal was built for the… READ THE REST
[The following is from my newsletter, The Magnet] When I was in high school, I worked on a carnival that traveled around rural Colorado and Wyoming. I manned a basketball game, which was called "Mini-Hoops." It had been called "Basketball Toss" but a couple of years before I started working there the Rocky Mountain Strike… 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. Studying has become incredibly unconventional, starting with doing everything online and continuing with giving textbooks the axe. So if you're ditching the stacks for a more modern way to focus on your… 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. There are a ton of different hurdles, making getting an education from home difficult. Besides the apparent distractions, you don't have as many tools as you would find in the stacks. Bulk… 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. While you do almost everything on your phone today, from buying groceries to finding out what that ex-buddy from high school is doing these days, there's nothing quite like putting pen to paper. Psychology… READ THE REST