George Katsoulas

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Hermann Rorschach’s Original Rorschach Test: What Do You See? (1921)

There is a well-known scene in Woody Allen’s <i>Take The Money And Run</i> (1969) when Virgil Starkwell (Allen) takes a psychological test to join the Navy, …

Charles Bukowski Rails Against 9-to-5 Jobs in a Brutally Honest Letter (1986)

Charles Bukowski—or “Hank” to his friends—assiduously cultivated a literary persona as a perennial drunken deadbeat. He mostly lived it too, but for …

An Interactive Map of Odysseus’ 10-Year Journey in Homer’s Odyssey

<i>The Odyssey</i>, one of Homer's two great epics, narrates Odysseus' long, strange trip home after the Trojan war. During their ten-year journey, Odysseus …

The Whitening Of Neymar: How Color Is Lived In Brazil

<i>Originally published in Africa Is A Country.</i><p>By the time you read this, it's possible that every single person on the planet will know who Neymar da …

Try Your Hand At This Ridiculously Addictive Geometry Game [UPDATED]

"Euclid: The Game" is, as its name suggests, a game inspired by the constructive principles of Euclidean Geometry. It is also, as its name might not …

Geometry

'I Never Saw Him Drunk': An Interview with Bukowski’s Longtime Publisher

John Martin was Bukowski's publisher from 1965 until the author's death, in 1994. Despite knowing him for almost 30 years and serving as the best man at one of his weddings, Martin says he never saw the Buk hammered. But that's not to say others didn't.<p>Regardless of your opinions on …

The Shipping Container

A Cyber Monday paean to the unsung hero of consumer capitalism<p>At the world’s ports, rows of stacks of shipping containers in an array of colors create a rich metallic vibrancy. On construction sites they are used as storage boxes. They can be seen lying prone and rusting in abandoned plots. They …

To get a job, write your story instead of a resume

I am 61 years old and I have been doing paid work since I was 16. I’ve been a grocery clerk, camp counselor, film projectionist, sound man, light man, cameraman, freight loader, computer programmer, teacher, operations research analyst, manager, salesman, writer, consultant, and for the last 30 …

Employment

The extreme tests planes go through before taking off

Modern airliners go through a series of exhaustive tests, from the earliest stages of design, to make sure they are as safe as possible. Katia Moskvitch lifts the lid on some of the stresses plane-makers put them through – from Arctic freezing to shooting chickens at the cockpit.<p>Aeroplanes have …