Food For Thought

As Burning Man Goes Virtual, Organizers Try To Capture The Communal Aspect

by Elizabeth Blair Burning Man — the dazzling, days-long, annual arts and lovefest drawing 70,000 to the dusty Nevada desert — was cancelled this year. But organizers are trying to capture the quintessential, communal arts experience online. For this year’s theme, Multiverse, teams have created 2D and 3D virtual experiences. The program runs Aug. 30-Sept. 6.

A World Champion Slam Poet Pivots To Medicine

by Sonia Narang “Memories of my childhood live/between the rings of sand around my ankles/ and the desert

‘The First Sister’ Is Stylish, Substantial — And Very Cool — Space Opera

by Jessica P. Wick Linden A. Lewis’s debut novel The First Sister (book one in a trilogy of the same

PHOTOS: Living Tree Bridges In A Land Of Clouds

by Prasenjeet Yadav It was a cloudy monsoon afternoon, and I had been trailing my guide Bah Drong for over an hour. Despite the slight but persistent drizzle, Bah Drong marched along unfazed, his seasoned calf muscles carrying him swiftly along the rough, mountainous trail. I had to hurry to avoid falling behind. Every now

An Oral History Of How Barbie Lost The Presidency Yet Again

by Danielle Kurtzleben On July 28, 2020, Mattel announced it would be releasing its seventh presidential Barbie. They have released one in nearly every cycle since 1992, but of course, America has yet to see Barbie in the Oval Office. But this year, for the first time, Mattel gave her a campaign team. Candidate Barbie 2020

Why Forgiving Someone Else Is Really About You

by Stephanie O’Neill Forgiveness has a PR problem. Think about all those useless idioms used to describe it.

App Lets You Destress By Screaming Into Icelandic Wilderness

by Emily Alfin Johnson and Lisa Weiner 2020 has been a lot. And we’re barely halfway through.  Luckily,

It’s A Good Time To Head To Mars

By Joe Palca If you’re planning a trip to Mars, now is the time to go. For a