Justin Bliven

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What an ayahuasca retreat showed me about my life - Vox

What the psychedelic drug ayahuasca showed me about my life.<p>When I finally puked on the fourth night, I felt an odd sense of pride.<p>Inside the loud, stuffy ceremony room, people were laughing, crying, chanting, gyrating, and, yes, vomiting, around me. When my time finally comes, I think: Just aim …

20+ Surprising Movie Details You Probably Never Noticed

Sometimes we want to forget a film the second we walk out of the movie theatre, but sometimes we desire to get its copy and rewatch it again, and …

Why Have Skateboards Cost $50 for 30 Years?

Somehow, give or take a few bucks, skateboard decks have stayed the same price over the past three decades.<p>I have in front of me the September 1989 issue of <i>Transworld Skateboarding</i>. Gary Owens is skating a pool in Hawaii on the cover; inside, there’s a picture of Mark “Gator” Rogowski posing …

10 Fragrances for Men That Women Can’t Get Enough Of

In the market for a new signature scent? We asked women to help us sniff through some of the latest and greatest fragrances and pick their 10 …

17 Hidden Shows On Netflix With Near-Perfect Rotten Tomatoes Scores

Is there such a thing as <i>too much</i> of a good thing? Peak TV is certainly putting that theory to test, overwhelming viewers with myriad content and …

Great Pyramid may have throne carved from ancient meteorite

A real-life “Iron Throne” carved from the core of a meteorite could be hidden inside the Great Pyramid.<p>Professor Giulio Magli of Milan Polytechnic …

Kaveh Akbar Is Poetry's Biggest Cheerleader

Ever eavesdropped on two poets having a conversation at a coffee shop? Iranian-American poet Kaveh Akbar has created an online space that lets you do that without leaving your bed.<p>Akbar runs DiveDapper, which focuses on interviews with major voices in contemporary poetry. It's packed with profiles …

15 paradoxes that will make your head explode

"I know one thing," Socrates famously said. "That I know nothing."<p>It's a crucial insight from one of the founders of Western philosophy: You should …

This might be the most painful tattoo on Earth

People get tattoos for all kinds of reasons: to memorialize loved ones, to achieve a certain aesthetic.<p>Then there are masochists who seek out the …

Tattoos

Why Should You Read James Joyce’s Ulysses?: A New TED-ED Animation Makes the Case

There may be innumerable moral and philosophical reasons why we should read certain books, hear certain symphonies, see certain paintings…. Those …

Urban color: New York and Chicago in the 70s and 80s – in pictures

Urban Color is an exhibition of Wayne Sorce’s large-scale color photographs taken in the late 1970s and early 1980s in Chicago and New York City. The Chicago-born photographer died in 2015

New York City

We don’t care about this entire generation of Americans, but they’re pretty used to it by now

Don’t call them Millennials. Don’t call them Gen X. Just call them already.<p>I assumed my husband was Gen X. He listens to Counting Crows, references <i>In</i> …

39 Books That Are Actually Scary

Um... maybe don't read these if you're home alone.<p><i>Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Here's 31 Underrated Creepy, Disturbing, And Downright Scary Films You Can Watch Throughout October

A movie a day for the spookiest month of the year.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

The Creepy Small Town Near Dallas - Fort Worth With Insane Paranormal Activity

It got its name from a demented elderly woman who drank from the well twice daily and supposedly overcame an illness.<p>The original Crazy Woman's Well …

Overdramatic Cats Who Deserve An Oscar

(Image Link)<p>Dogs can be whiny, barky and growly little jerks when they want to be, and they often overreact to situations when they're anxious, but …

Pets

Book Covers Were a Lot Scarier in the '80s

Paperbacks From Hell pays tribute to a golden age of horror fiction.<p>Grady Hendrix knows his stuff—he's the author of the 2016 novel <i>My Best Friend's Exorcism</i>—and it's his twisted obsession that inspired his newest book. <i>Paperbacks From Hell: The Twisted History of '70s and '80s Horror Fiction</i> looks …

The 28 best films of all time you've probably never seen

When it comes to awards and appraisal, there are some films that clean up every year.<p>In 2017, we had "La La Land" and "Moonlight," while 2016 saw …

A Teenager Won $250,000 For His Video Explanation Of Einstein's Special Theory Of Relativity

What were you doing when you were 18 years old? If we had to guess, we'd say you probably weren't winning hundreds of thousands of dollars for a …

Physics

Donald Trump Slammed By 2012 Celeb Apprentice Contestant Penn Jillette On ‘Bill Maher’

Libertarian magician Penn Jillette, appearing on HBO’s <i>Real Time With Bill Maher</i> tonight, had nothing good to say about his old TV near-boss Donald …

To Be Clear, White Supremacy Is the Foundation of Our Country. We Won’t Destroy It by Toppling Statues

From the white supremacist “rally” and terror attack in Charlottesville, Va., to the current president’s public defense of Nazis to the recent uproar …

Three young girls brutally murdered in their home in a crime so horrific cops are offered counselling

Three girls under the age of ten were found dead in a house in a crime so horrific that cops are being offered counselling.<p>The bodies showed signs of …

Check Out This Incredible Music Video With All In-Camera Effects and No CGI

London-based Director Oscar Hudson recently released a mind-boggling music video for Bonobo’s “No Reason,” and it's incredible. The music video, …

Total solar eclipse 2017: 6 bizarre things that will happen

While there are many superstitions about eclipses, there are also a lot of weird things that happen during an eclipse that are completely real -- and super cool. Here are six incredible things to look for during the eclipse on August 21.<p>1. Animals getting confused<p>"A totally eclipsed sun is 10,000 …

Catch A Philosophical Wave In 'Surfing With Sartre'

<i>Jason Heller is a Hugo Award-winning editor and author of the forthcoming book</i> Strange Stars <i>(Melville House). Twitter:</i> <i>@jason_m_heller</i><p>Stacks of pop philosophy books, from the late Robert M. Pirsig's <i>Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance</i> on down, have sought to equate everyday activities with a …

Can We Even Trust Ourselves?: A Conversation with Jac Jemc

Jac Jemc’s new novel, <i>The Grip of It</i>, opens with a young couple moving into a new home. James and Julie find a house just outside of the city where …

Writing

Retro Video Tapes by Steelberg

These VHS tapes may look like they’re from the 1980s but they are about the latest blockbusters of movie theaters and successes of Netflix. At the …

Photos That Remind You to Never Grow Up

Rebekah Campbell's snapshots make you want to stay forever young.<p>New York–based photographer Rebekah Campbell's work combines elements of fashion and documentary photography. Her candid snapshots have been published by i-D, the <i>New York Times</i>, and <i>Dazed</i>. Each image she takes is like a diary entry …

Jim Carrey Is Now an Amazing Painter and His Art Documentary Is Going Viral — Watch

Jim Carrey's disappearance from the big screen has left fans wondering what he's been up to. The answer is here, and it's pretty amazing.<p>Jim Carrey …

Jim Carrey

This incredible optical illusion is blowing people's minds

An unusual optical illusion has left the internet collectively scratching their heads, <b>but can you see why?</b><p>The illusion by Victoria Skye, who has the incredible job title of magical entertainer, has been widely shared on social media.<p>It’s called the Cafe Wall Illusion and may appear to some as if …