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Children of Men Might Be the Most Relevant Film of 2016

On Christmas day, 2006, a curious twist on the Nativity debuted in a handful of movie theaters. Directed and co-written by Mexican auteur Alfonso …

Mad Max

Teaser: Distance Between Dreams - The most historic big-wave winter, seen through Ian Walsh's eyes

In an era of big-wave surfing when paddling has taken precedence over jet-ski assistance, we find surfers like Ian Walsh more focused than ever. The …

Surfing

Here's The Most Popular Taco Spot In Every State

Definitely something to taco 'bout.

Mexico

Prove Them Wrong by Mye De Leon

Tee overload? Shop our curated collections instead.<p>Men|Women<p>Men|Women<p>Unisex<p>A bold statement deflecting all pessimism that is bound to cross your path …

Midwest by Bob Ewing

https://cottonbureau.com/products/midwest<p>Cotton Bureau<p>website<p>A hardworking shirt for hardworking Midwesterners. Water-based ink on poly-cotton dark …

Shut the F*ck Up by Melissa Reese

Sometimes you just don't wanna hear it. I've been feeling that way a lot this election season. But this sentiment applies to a myriad of moments in …

We are bearing witness to a profound moment in black culture, Aperture shows

Even as we see images of what most of us already know — that police violence against black people in America is occurring with vicious regularity — something remarkable is materializing in its wake. For all the pain, anxiety and devastation caused by the widely circulated video footage of black …

Scientific Discoveries

‘When you find my body, please call my husband,’ wrote dying hiker lost along the Appalachian Trail

Geraldine Largay knew she was doomed.<p>It had been two weeks since she left the Appalachian Trail to go to the bathroom and lost her way; two weeks since she had wandered deeper and deeper into the woods of northwest Maine in search of a cellphone signal to message for help; two weeks since she had …

Hiking

How Many of Chicago’s 77 Neighborhoods Have You Been To?

Published Nov. 21, 2014<p>A dopey “How Many States Have You Visited?” quiz has been bouncing around my Facebook feed this week and it got me thinking: …

Urban Design

Allegations flowing in against the surfer gang of Lunada Bay

Attorneys attempting to break up a surfer gang that controls a coveted stretch of coastline in Palos Verdes Estates said more alleged victims have called them in hopes of joining the effort.<p>"We are being contacted by lots of people -- lots of different beachgoers who have had similar experiences," …

California

China's military has a new enemy: Disney's 'Zootopia'

China's Communist Party has long preached resistance to Western values, such as democracy and freedom of speech.<p>Now, according to a Chinese military newspaper, these values are infiltrating China via an unlikely Trojan horse: the Disney animated movie "Zootopia."<p>The People's Liberation Army Daily …

China

500 Words That Describe What It Feels Like to Lose Your Mother

It sucks. It is sad. It is lonely. It is heartbreaking. It is life-changing. It is painful. It is tragic. It is pathetic. It is devastating. It is depressing... It is just so damn bad. You feel as if your life will never go on. There is a void that can never be filled, because there is no other …

17 Way Cool Wall Art Prints Under $25

Refreshing your wall art to reflect your light, springy mood doesn’t have to put a dent in your budget. It’s mostly a matter of adding color (and personality!) to help your home feel cheerful. Whether you’re on the hunt for pastels, neons or both, these gorg works of art will help you pull off a …

Home Decorating

Not Everyone's Boyhood

Extraordinary as it is, Richard Linklater's film avoids the topic of race in ways that are all too common for its genre, for Hollywood, and for America.<p>To hear critics tell it, Richard Linklater’s <i>Boyhood</i> is the most celebrated film of 2014 in large part because everyone can relate to it.<p>“The …

Boyhood, Selma and American Sniper: race meets masculinity on film – part one

In the first part of analysis of the role of race in three of this year’s most celebrated films, Steven W Thrasher focuses on Richard Linklater’s tale of a certain type of American boyhood<p>I keep thinking about him, about how he is represented on film in one boy and two men: about the sweet face of …

The Year of the Imaginary College Student

Earlier this year, James O’Keefe, the conservative activist famous for his hidden-camera exposés, visited Vassar College dressed in costume as the Constitution. Vassar, where I teach, is one of those campuses that seems to typify, for some, how wacky and permissive higher education has become—a …

Does Fitbit Help You Lose Weight? 2016 New Year’s Diet Craze Is All About Wearable Technology

For Kendall Lake, 19, her Fitbit serves as a signal to how much exercise she is getting every day, motivating her to step it up if she needs to. She …

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Which Reading Skills are Critical to Learn in the Ninth Grade?

Many freshmen coming into one of Nashville’s top public high schools are competent and fluent readers, but have a hard time reading deeply, making …

Teaching

How a Moveable Space Can Ignite Creativity in the Classroom

Scavenged casters. (Courtesy of Earthworm)<b>By Peter Pfau, FAIA</b>One of the most exciting models of learning is “design thinking.” It combines hands on …

The Best Movies of 2015

This has been one of Hollywood’s worst years in my memory, but it has been a terrific year for movies over all. The anticipated Oscarizables have mainly ranged from the blandly enjoyable to the droningly disastrous. Partly, the problem is merely one of scheduling: most of Hollywood’s inspired …

The Two Lives of Michael Jackson

Do me a favor. Go on YouTube and find the footage of Michael Jackson singing “Who’s Lovin’ You” on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” He is eleven years old. It is one of his first times on national television. In the intro, he looks and sounds like . . . well, like an eleven-year-old with a decent ability to …

The Hills Are Alive in City Terrace

Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles are both known the world over for their important place in Chicano history. A lesser known but equally important …

Streetwear

The Vegas Hotspot That Broke All the Rules

The newest casino in Vegas was a 40-foot trailer in a vacant lot. Inside, gamblers in shorts, T-shirts and baseball caps fed quarters into …

Moulin Rouge

Raising free-spirited black children in a world set on punishing them

My almost-5-year-old daughter and I do a lot of twirling at home. We pose with our arms raised in third, four and fifth ballet positions and wait for the timer countdown on our camera to tell us our picture’s been taken. We sing Janelle Monae and Emily King at the top of our lungs in the car. When …

Janelle Monae

NBA Africa Game 2015: Score and Twitter Reaction from Team Africa vs. Team World

In the first-ever NBA game on the continent of Africa, Team World overcame a 20-point deficit to defeat Team Africa 101-97 at Ellis Park in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Saturday.<p>The Manute Bol Most Valuable Player award was shared by Team World captain Chris Paul, who scored 12 points, and Team …