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Dirk Rauscher creates human sculptures for Keøma's music video

For Keøma's new music video, Dirk Rauscher created a series of sculptural figures that gradually evolve and crumble away.<p>Having previously created …

Music Videos

The Failure of Public Schooling in One Chart

Public school spending has become a costly failure.<p>While I have great fondness for some of the visuals I’ve created over the years (especially “two …

Education

The Best And Worst User Interfaces Of 2016

The human neck was not designed to be used like a joystick, and other things we learned from this year’s most notable UX.<p>Remember 2016? It was the year that our smartphones became boring, and smartwatches proved to be less a revolution than an alternative to any other watch. But things also got …

Virtual Reality

San Francisco Turns against Its Own Startup Airbnb

San Francisco may have just forced residents out of the city.<p>San Francisco is the birthplace of Airbnb. Even so, politicians in this city have …

Housing

Creative Destruction

The classic chapter from Joseph Schumpeter on the evolving industrial structures of the market economy<p>What has been said so far is really sufficient …

Economics

Protectionism Will Make America Poor, Not Great

As any trade economist understands, the truth is trade neither creates nor destroys jobs.<p>President-elect Donald Trump’s anti-trade rhetoric has …

Economics

Charles Mingus - Moanin'

Paul Allen: The Singularity Isn't Near - MIT Technology Review

Futurists like Vernor Vinge and Ray Kurzweil have argued that the world is rapidly approaching a tipping point, where the accelerating pace of …

The Vulva Gallery Wants Women To Know That Body Diversity Is Beautiful

“The only way to change the way [...] individuals experience their bodies is to educate them, and others, about the natural diversity."<p><i>Warning: This article features illustrations of vulva that may not be safe for work. Many, many beautiful illustrations of vulva.</i><p>According to illustrator Hilde …

Syria and the Statistics of War

<b>Trust none of what you hear, some of what you read, half of what you see</b><p>When Pasquale Cirillo and I examined the historical accounts of wars for our …

Middle East

British Government's "Counter-Extremist" Unit Shuts Down Milo Yiannopoulos Speech

<b>Anti-Extremism officials leaned on faculty at the school in Kent, England, where Yiannopoulos was due to speak, resulting in the event being scrapped.</b><p>…

Rights & Freedoms

15 Hardboiled Facts About Cool Hand Luke

Fifty years ago today, Paul Newman introduced moviegoers to Lucas Jackson, a rebellious man who becomes a hero to his fellow prison camp members for …

Pop Culture

The Leftist Love Affair with Hamilton (Or, Why Mike Pence Got What He Deserved)

Gary North is right to point out that Vice President-Elect Mike Pence “got what he deserved” when he was booed at and jeered by the ill-mannered and …

Civil rights advocates brace for a radical shift in Justice Department priorities under Sessions and Trump

Under the Obama administration, the Justice Department's civil rights division was rebuilt into what former Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. called the agency's "crown jewel."<p>But many civil rights advocates and legal scholars voiced concern Friday that the unit faces an uncertain future under the …

Civil Rights

The Fable of the Bees Tells the Story of Society

Private vices, public benefits, and the legacy of Bernard Mandeville.<p>One of the major turning points in social and economic understanding emerged in …

Ludwig von Mises

Culture and the Snare of Group Identity

Advancement is about speaking to the greater capacities people have beyond alcoholism, criminality, and other self-destructive tendencies.<p>D. Vance’s</i> …

Society

The Greatest Invention of One Thousand Years Ago

The musical staff didn't exist as a technology. Then, thanks to one man, it was created.<p>We celebrate modern inventors for improving our lives. But …

Flute

Greek Taxes Are So High That People Are Turning down Inheritances

The Greek Crisis: Caused by Statism, Exacerbated by Statism<p>In 2008, government spending consumed 50.9 percent of economic output in Greece according …

Europe

Why Is There No Market for Breast Milk?

Since there is no regular market for milk, many women are forced to resort to a black market of sorts.<p>In a free-market economy, it is generally true …

Breast Feeding

Game of Featured Snippets: How to Rank in Position 0

Google's Featured Snippets are amazingly powerful. We're seeing more snippets than ever before for more search queries. You need them.<p>We know this …

‘Quarry’ Review: Max Allan Collins’ TV Adaptation Makes the Same Mistake as ‘The Knick’

Two former "Rectify" writers get all the little things right in this fascinating and frustrating allegory for the war at home.<p>When “The Knick” …

Quarry: Season 1 - TV Reviews

Google wants to find the art in artificial intelligence

Google is launching a new project to see whether artificial intelligence can create art.<p>In a talk at Moogfest, a US technology festival, Google …

Artificial Intelligence

Why Modern Art Portraits of Men Sell for Less Than Those of Women

It’s unclear if the artist and Jazz Age socialite Tamara de Lempicka was sleeping with Guido Sommi when she painted his portrait in 1929. “We believe …

Venezuelans Give Up on Counting Piles of Cash and Start Weighing Them

At a delicatessen counter in eastern Caracas, Humberto Gonzalez removes slices of salty white cheese from his scale and replaces them with a stack of …

Crabs and Communists: How Envy Politics Drags Us All Down

Crab mentality is not limited to individuals. It can be observed in the behavior of groups, communities and nations.<p>It is a funny thing about crabs; …

Latin America

Why do we still accept that governments collect and snoop on our data?

Bulk collection clearly violates global rights to privacy and free speech, and now, with a case before the European court of human rights, is the time to stop it<p>In recent weeks, the Hollywood film about Edward Snowden and the movement to pardon the NSA whistleblower have renewed worldwide attention …

Terrifying and Dark Paintings by Famous Artists

Hans Memling - Triptych of Earthly Vanity and Divine Salvation<p><b>Hans Memling</b> was <b>German Renaissance master</b> whose work was exceptional to its time. …

Americans Are Embracing Bad Government Because They Don't Know History

Does it matter if the current generation of students have no clue whether or not one leader killed more people than another from a rival …

High School