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26 September 2014

design & life

Tina Roth Eisenberg: Don’t Complain, Create


A Call to Action Against a Predator Fish With an Import Ban, App and Even Rodeos

25 September 2014


Focus Groups Are Worthless

politics & health

In conservative media, Obamacare is a disaster. In the real world, it’s working.

24 September 2014

food & travel

Anthony Bourdain Has Become The Future Of Cable News, And He Couldn’t Care Less

“We show up and say, ‘What’s to eat? What makes you happy?’” Bourdain says. “You’re going to get very Technicolor, very deep, very complicated answers to those questions. I’m not a Middle East expert. I’m not an Africa expert. I’m not a foreign-policy wonk. But I see aspects of these countries that regular journalists don’t. If we have a role, it’s to put a face on people who you might not otherwise have seen or cared about.”

design & science

The Neurochemistry of Empathy, Storytelling, and the Dramatic Arc, Animated

design & language

Rhetological Fallacies

23 September 2014


Infographic: The Top Color Trends of 2014

22 September 2014

design & culture

Pieter Desmet on Designing for Happiness


Some Things You Can Do In Your Sleep, Literally

19 September 2014

language & culture

10 Foreign Words We Need in English

KILIG (TAGALOG) n. The feeling of butterflies in your stomach, usually when something romantic or cute takes place.

food & culture

Every Comment On Recipe Blogs

“I didn’t have any eggs, so I replaced them with a banana-chia-flaxseed pulse. It turned out terrible; this recipe is terrible.”

17 September 2014

food & sustainability

Why Pretty Apples Lose When It Comes to Taste

Sarah Yager’s recent Atlantic article, “The Awful Reign of the Red Delicious,” stops by that tree as she charts the apple’s story from unwanted beginnings to market saturation. “If you want to make an allegory of the Red Delicious, you might see in it the story of America,” she writes. “Confident intrusion on inhabited soil, opportunity won in a contest of merit, success achieved through hard work, integrity pulverized in the machinery of industrial capitalism.”

design & web

How Bauhaus Design Is Helping To Build a Better Web

14 September 2014


Designing the User Experience was a one day master class I recently taught to a group of startups.

11 September 2014

culture & technology

This Guy’s Replies to 9/11 Brand Tweets Sum Up Everything That’s Wrong With 9/11 Brand Tweets. Mike Monteiro is priceless. A curmudgeonly kind of priceless, but priceless nonetheless.

10 September 2014


99 Red Balloons played with red balloons

8 September 2014

sports & culture

An incomparable pep talk for the upcoming Rugby World Cup 2015

2 September 2014


On a coastal road near Canterbury, at an inn that has served visitors for more than 350 years, Chef Stephen Harris is bringing renewed emphasis to eating locally

23 July 2014


Boyhood: Richard Linklater’s audacious, epic cinematic journey

Audiences might think they’ve seen this kind of coming-of-age story before. But they’ve never seen a film like “Boyhood,” which in the hands of writer-director Richard Linklater turns from classic cinematic portraiture into something epic, transcendent and monumental. Filmed for a few days every year over 12 years, “Boyhood” breaks open a brand new genre: a fictional drama contoured and shaped by reality; a lightly scripted ensemble piece executed by both professional and non-professional actors; an experiment in time, narrative and cinematic practice that utterly transforms the boundaries of what film can look like and feel like and achieve.