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The Distracted Public: Saul Bellow on How Writers and Artists Save Us from the “Moronic Inferno” of Our Time

In 1990, fourteen years after he received the Nobel Prize in Literature and the Pulitzer Prize, and two years after being awarded the National Medal of Arts, <b>Saul Bellow</b> (June 10, 1915–April 5, 2005) delivered a lecture at Oxford University titled <b>“The Distracted Public.”</b> Eventually included in <b>It All</b> …

Beautifully Accurate Glass Sculptures of Deadly Viruses

<b>H5N1</b><p>In 2004, artist Luke Jerram began a visually scientific sculpture series entitled <i>Glass Microbiology</i>. With help from both expert virologists and talented glassblowers, Jerram has created a collection of glass sculptures accurately depicting some of the most prevalent viruses out there, including …

Sculpture

The New Oil Landscape

<b>When Susan Connell arrives</b> at the first oil well of the day, she tosses her stylish black-rimmed glasses onto the dashboard of her 18-wheeler, climbs down from the cab, and pulls the zipper on her fire-resistant coveralls up to her neck. It’s early July, about 7 a.m. We’re on the Fort Berthold …

November Was Cold, But the Climate Keeps Warming

Global warming is a misnomer. “Warming” makes it sound as if the climate will get hotter at a steady, predictable pace—like a pot of soup heating on …

Tory changes to accountability rules leave Harper blameless in Duffy affair

If Prime Minister Stephen Harper did not know about the cheque written by his former chief of staff to cover the improperly claimed expenses of Senator Mike Duffy, federal accountability guidelines written by his government suggest he does not need to shoulder responsibility.<p>When the Conservatives …

Parents | HuffPost Canada

Living<p>Trey Anthony award winning playwright/ speaker and visionary coach<p>Meaghan Grant Co-Owner of Toronto Family Doulas, Certified Labour and …

35-minute ode to 'Blade Runner' made from 12,600 paintings

Artist Anders Ramsell watercolors his way through an enthralling retelling of the "Blade Runner" movie.<p>While everybody else was busy talking about a possible "Blade Runner" sequel, artist Anders Ramsell was occupied with making his version of the original film, using a process that requires more …

Blade Runner

We’re post-PC and mobile-everything, but where’s the love?

It's now almost official: we are heading full-throttle into the post-PC era, an age that will see the decline of traditional computers and the ascendance of tablets and phones. As for why, it's outlined in a fascinating presentation by analyst Benedict Evans called "Mobile is Eating the World." The …

How income inequality hurts every Canadian's chance of building a better life

The WealthParadoxA Video Explainer<p>Play Video<p>Every generation expects to achieve more than the one that came before it and for many years, those expectations came true. But a disquieting trend has emerged over the past two decades, as the gap between the richest Canadians and the rest has grown, …

Demographics

The 10 Best Buys in 2014 Motorcycles

The colder weather might signal the end of the riding season in many parts of the country, but that's no reason to stop hunting for your next bike. Many of the 2014 motorcycles have already hit dealer lotsand there are plenty of bargains no matter w<p>The colder weather might signal the end of the …

Shopping

Jailed journalist Mohamed Fahmy debating appeal in Egypt

A Canadian journalist who was handed a seven-year prison sentence in Egypt last month says he doesn't know if he will join two imprisoned colleagues in appealing the decision.<p>Mohamed Fahmy, Al Jazeera's English-language bureau chief in Cairo, said through his brother Adel on Friday that he is still …

Tea Party is going down, but dysfunction is not

In the Federalist Papers, James Madison promised that a large republic with a representative government would avoid the “instability, injustice and …

Political Science

LUMO Interactive Projector Turns Bedrooms Into Science Centers

Even though they're mostly designed for kids, it's impossible to resist those installations where camera-equipped projectors shine an interactive …

10 Steps You Can Take to Protect Yourself from Internet Surveillance

One of the trends we've seen is how, as the word of the NSA's spying has spread, more and more ordinary people want to know how (or if) they can …

Learn How to Time Travel In Just 3 Minutes

Time travel has always been the thing we associate with <i>the future</i>. But we keep reaching the future, only to find that time travel still eludes us. …

A Detailed Description of Why Human Skin Is Amazing

As Minute Earth rightly points out, we could avoid a lot of flesh wounds by having thicker armored skin like a pangolin. But the energy needed to …

How Many Electric Car Charging Stations Are Actually Out There?

Hybrid and electric cars have gone pretty mainstream. But it's hard to get a sense of whether the charging infrastructure is keeping pace. Especially …

Michael Bloomberg Thinks Lack of Affordable Housing Is a "Good Sign"

The lame duck mayor of New York City has really been speaking his mind lately: From his affinity for women in high heels, to the idea that the NYPD …

Why the Corporate Media's Climate Change Censorship Is Only Half the Story

The most censored story of our lifetime is hiding in plain sight. We humans are disrupting the climate of the planet to the point at which the world …

2014-2015 New Cars: The Ultimate Buyer's Guide

Quick Reviews of Every Car You Can Buy<p>Despite generally booming sales so far this year, the auto industry continues to find itself in a state of transition. Fuel economy is on the rise, as are the capability, popularity, and affordability of alternative fuel vehicles like electric cars and plug-in …

Alfa Romeo

"The Unknown Known," Reviewed: Donald Rumsfeld, Meet Errol Morris

Amicably divorced as secretary of defense, having written his memoir for no advance, and beginning to devote his fortune to retirement, Donald …

The Hyperrealistic Sculptures of Ron Mueck

London-based sculptor Ron Mueck, formerly a model maker and puppeteer for children's television and films, has been creating fine art sculptures since 1996. Using resin, fiberglass, silicone, and many other materials, Mueck constructs hyperrealistic likenesses of human beings, while playing with …

Why the Higgs boson discovery changed everything

Maclean’s archives: A special report from the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland<p><b>Update, April 2015:</b> <i>The Large Hardon Collider, the world’s biggest</i> …

Inquest into starved boy’s death hears children’s aid involved with grandmother

The mother of a five-year-old boy who starved to death at the hands of his grandparents says she had no idea her parents had a sordid history of child abuse when she consented to placing her kids in their care.<p>Yvonne Kidman testified Tuesday at a coroner's inquest into the death of five-year-old …

Skills Every Young Man Should Know | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: An AoM reader recently wrote me a letter recommending I look up this old essay, which originally appeared in Harper’s Magazine in</i> …

You May Be Strong . . . But Are You Tough? | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post written by Khaled Allen</i>.<p>As a little boy, I was scrawny, weak, and prone to illness (much like a certain former …

Straight Razor Shaving For Beginners | The Art of Manliness

Our very first post on the Art of Manliness was a introductory guide to shaving like your grandpa with a double-edged safety razor. Since then, we’ve …