Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov Calls For More Engineers Through Science-Fiction

Famous science-fiction novelist Isaac Asimov called for more engineers and scientists in the world and less glorifying of idiocy in entertainment.

The Grateful Dead, Tape Trading, and the Music Industry

What the difference between tape trading and bootlegging in rock music?

The Triumphant Return of Jacob Lawrence

Jacob Lawrence’s Great Migration series heads back to NYC where it first debuted. The lasting influence of Jacob Lawrence and his series is inarguable.
Lorne Malvo

From Twain to Fargo: the Outsider in American Storytelling

The Lorne Malvo character on the new Fargo TV series, is like the character Satan in Mark Twain's final novel, The Mysterious Stranger.

Don’t Say Cheese! The Smiles of Buster Keaton and Humphrey Bogart

Some celebrities like Buster Keaton and Humphrey Bogart are recognized for not smiling—and when they do, it comes across as, well, unnatural.

Black Death and the Godz of the New Pop Art

Have you ever tried to convince an atheist that they should believe in god? There’s a similar difficulty ...

The Apu Trilogy Revisited

The Apu Trilogy of films has been newly restored and re-released

Dashiell Hammett’s Birthday

Celebrating the hard-boiled detective writer Dashiell Hammett's birthday.

Understanding Yoko Ono & the History of Anti-Art

Yoko Ono and the Fluxus Anti-Art Movement

Inside Frida Kahlo’s Garden

What was the inspiration behind Friday Kahlo's iconic garden?