Through the 20th century, the Court stood as an independent arbiter of the rule of law. It is a unifying, national institution no longer. What, I asked my parents, was the Supreme Court? It was the mid-1950s.
All Square, a restaurant in Minneapolis, is designed to give jobs and training to people who are often shut out of employment because of their past. Two years ago, Emily Turner quit her job as a U.S. and
There’s more to painting than simply applying a brush to canvas. Painting is chock-full of endless creative possibilities, and many of them challenge you to think beyond a square or rectangular frame.
What if the world around us is just a shadow of reality? Imagine, for example, that you wake up one cold winter morning and look out your window to find that the view is completely obscured by beautiful
Father John Misty just debuted Leaving LA, a 13-minute, chorus-free track off his upcoming album. Here are the most brilliant and bewitching songs to have gotten the long-form treatment It takes giant
The US president is attacking the very institutions that are meant to expose lies: universities, the media and the judiciary. Democracy is impossible without them Donald Trump is hardly the first president
Providing a basic income to all that’s not enough to live on makes no sense. The first order should be a guaranteed minimum income for those who need it The idea of a universal basic income (UBI) has around
Artist Sean E. Avery is transforming shattered CDs and DVDs into works of art with his adorable animal sculptures. By getting creative, he's found an unusual art medium to express himself, while at the
That means they're susceptible to the same psychological preferences and cognitive biases that affect the rest of us. Simple tweaks to the way you speak and hold yourself can make you seem much more likeable,
The astronauts heard the strange 'whistling sound' when they were orbiting the moon When three astronauts orbiting the moon noticed a strange “whistling sound” in outer space, they thought they were imagining
After a trailer hit the web with more distinct and honorable praise than is typically found with Sundance sensations, the film became one of the must-see titles of SXSW, and then it arrived online in March
The more scientists examine H2O, the stranger it starts to seem. Water bends all the rules – but if it didn’t, ice would sink and firefighters’ hoses would be useless Water is the only substance on Earth
Missouri-based artist Melissa McCracken paints music. As a synesthete, the sounds that she hears every day—whether it's someone's name or a song on the radio—are translated into vibrant, beautiful colors
Sajida al-Rishawi and another Isil jihadist executed at dawn in response to murder of Jordanian hostage pilot Lt Moaz Kasaesbeh Jordan has executed a female failed suicide bomber and another jihadist retaliation
In this stunning series by Brad Wilson, the photographer captures up-close portraits of different owl species. Each bird is set against a stark black background, and the brilliant vantage point allows
Female standards of beauty change over time, and what was considered attractive only 10 or 20 years ago might not be anymore. But how have these ideals shifted over a much longer period of 3,000 years?
Few cities’ skylines have changed as much as London’s. Settled by Romans on the banks of the Thames in 43 A.D., London has almost 2,000 years of architectural history under its belt, and the next few are
It’s no secret here at Co.Design that we love tilt-shift. It makes Melbourne look microscopic, Jordan look like the most amazing ant farm on Earth, and Rio look like a Carnival of Lilluputians. How does
Rookie has a recurring feature called Ask a Grown Man, where adult men answer questions from teenage girls. Thom Yorke, Stephen Malkmus, Vampire Weekend, TV on the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe, and others have
How the politics of respectability twists society In his year-end press conference, President Obama was asked about the state of black America. He responded by saying blacks are “better off than they but