Is effective Internet copyright enforcement even possible? “We won’t know,” writes blogger Kevin Drum, “until we try.” But Congress has been “trying” for two decades, with ever-larger costs to consumers and taxpayers….
16 Feb 2012 Leave a comment
13 Dec 2011 Leave a comment
In the old days, concepts like safety, animal rights and sanity weren’t as well-defined as they are now.
And while there’s no question that we treat animals better today than we did a few decades ago, sometimes what’s good for the animals is bad for the field of insanely badass photography.
05 Dec 2011 1 Comment
Cooking is hard, or so I was brought up to believe.
I wasn’t told this, but rather deduced it from two facts: 1) My family was full of people who’d spent decades cooking for each other, and 2) almost none of them seemed to be very good at it. So — what was the point? If a lifetime spent grimly oozing sweat over cast iron cookery and tending to grease blisters might dome to no more than my great-grandmas juiceless pot-roasts, why even try? Might
20 Oct 2011 Leave a comment
It’s been a thorn in the back side of couch potatoes for decades: the underpowered, clunky, and expensive cable set-top box.
Could Microsoft and Roku finally put a stake in its heart?
13 Aug 2011 Leave a comment
Japan, which made a conscious decision to impose the costs of its post bubble hangover on all members of society to preserve stability, has gotten through its lost two decades with remarkable grace.
The US seems to be implementing the polar opposite playbook, and there are good reasons to think the outcome of this experiment will be ugly indeed.
14 Jul 2011 Leave a comment
In some stunning artwork by Dylan Collard and Gilles Barbier, we get a look at what superheroes might look like many decades down the line as they get old.
17 Apr 2011 Leave a comment
Charlie Chaplin wasnt just the greatest star of the silent film era; he also wrote, directed and produced more than 80 movies in a career that spanned decades and included such masterpieces as The Kid, The Gold Rush and Modern Times.
He scored many of his pictures as well, and on at least one occasion served as an on-set hairdresser.
Chaplin is also one of my creative heroes. Despite being an art-obsessed high schooler preemptively bored by an