16th century anti-papal political meme by Lucas Cranach the Elder: German peasants farting at the pope (1545). The whole fake news phenomenon is big and complicated and covers everything from the advent of social media, […]
Look closely at the cover image. Now this one: And finally this one: Georgian artist Irakli Nadar makes hyper-real digital portraits from photographs of models and celebrities. “Hyperrealism” is a genre of art distinguished by […]
As a boy, I never understood why little green men would be attracted to human females (as in Mars Attacks!), especially where the reverse was not true. I was older before I realized these stories […]
RC Lewontin’s short collection of essays “Biology as Ideology” was formative for me. As you might expect of a nearly 30-year-old book, parts of it have not aged well. His rant against the Human Genome […]
Those who compulsively hate on what’s popular never think that’s what they’re doing. Like the paranoiac who believes his tin foil hat is all that saves him from the government machine, these people legitimately confuse […]
“But what does it mean?” Of course you know that’s what my folks said. But they listened. They’re always good like that. Some of you will recognize the Second Law of Thermodynamics, which I’ve had […]
Brilliant new work by “Breath Art,” previously featured here.