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Bitch. Sauvage. Icon. Barbie doll: the grotesque exploitation of Frida Kahlo… and the artist behind the myths
Taking predictions to a new, borderline creepy level.
A New York chef spills some trade secrets.
Source: Don’t Eat Before Reading This
The grain-growing region in the High Plains of America—known as America’s breadbasket—relies entirely on the Ogallala Aquifer. But long term unsustainable use of the aquifer is forcing states in the region to face the prospect of a regional economic disaster. As the High Plains states reach the verge of a major crisis, the states have […]
Marx’s theory remains one of the most perceptive critiques of capitalism ever offered. Far from being outdated, Marxism is crucial for making sense of the world today.
Science is helping to create new training methods and amazing performances in sports. How much faster, stronger, and better can humans get?
When loved ones die, what do we do with the digital reminders they’ve left behind?
Source: Gone but Not Deleted
Gorgeous fine art self-portraits by Yolanda García, talented 27-year-old photographer, retoucher and artist based in Madrid, Spain. Yolanda focuses on portraiture, she shoots conceptual and playful self-portrait photography. More: Yolanda García, Instagram, Facebook h/t: photogrist
Illustrations By Ed Vebell: Nuremberg Nazis, Hitchcock’s Stuttering Parrot And Ladies In Red – Flashbak
Edward Vebell (May 25, 1921 – February 9, 2018) was born to Lithuanian immigrants in Chicago. A talented and largely self-taught artist, his professional career incorporated the military, journalism and advertising. A fast and fluid worker, anyone who read newspapers, pulp fiction or the side of cereal boxes in the mid-century was familiar with Vebell’s illustrations, if not … Continue reading “Illustrations By Ed Vebell: Nuremberg Nazis, Hitchcock’s Stuttering Parrot And Ladies In Red”
And Millennials are partly responsible.
Lincoln’s description of the Union as a house divided is well-remembered today. But many Americans fail to heed its lessons about equality and the moral foundations of popular government.
When a shipwreck is found, who gets the loot? The case of the San Jose has got interested parties battling and legal scholars scratching their heads.
Alien visions right here on Earth.
Before the Civil War, free black settlements grew in the Northwest Territory.
Of the eleven developed nations evaluated by the Commonwealth Fund, the United States comes in dead last on healthcare.
On the third Sunday of every June in the United States, sons and daughters across the country honor their fathers with cards, gifts and a little encouragement to kick back. You might buy dad a tie without thinking twice, but have you ever stopped to wonder how this celebration got started?
Time often seems to fly by when you’re a parent. A social psychologist explains why it actually – and fortunately – does not.
You’re not alone.
According to the 2016 National Study of the Changing Workforce, almost half of fathers in heterosexual relationships say they share caregiving responsibilities equally or take on a greater share of caregiving than their partner.
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY
The third president’s election and two terms were hailed by some as revolutionary and a national salvation, but others saw a darkness beneath Thomas Jefferson’s republicanism.
From the explosion of ADHD meds to the economic crisis to the Trump presidency, this dangerous trend didn’t come out of nowhere.
In their new book, Eric Posner and Glen Weyl imagine a world where everything is always for sale, including a migrant’s right to live and work abroad.
Dads love beer. Moms love wine. And greeting-card companies love gendered tropes about parenting.
With Father’s Day rapidly approaching, you probably want to start getting prepared now, instead of doing everything at the last minute. If you’re buying a gift, you definitely need to start thinking about that right away to give yourself time for del…
Operation Popeye was a secret Vietnam War-era effort to conduct covert cloud seeding over Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos, extend the monsoon season, and give the United States an advantage in the war.
Alien visions right here on Earth.
Having even slightly high blood pressure in mid-life can dramatically increase your risk of dementia in later life, according to a major new study.
In Pt.3 James K. Galbraith and Leo Panitch imagine what a genuinely reform minded US government might do about the economy
Photographer Josué Rivas spent seven months documenting the Native American community that came together to protest against the controversial Dakota pipeline. The work has been published in the book Standing Strong, which has won the 2018 FotoEvidence Book award with World Press Photo.
Antarctica lost a trillion tons of ice just since 2012. Avoiding total collapse requires embrace of Paris Climate Accord now.