Last summer I lost my job, like many others amid the COVID-19 pandemic. From a young age, I’ve worked around live music and concerts, but like many other young people, I was designated to be laid off when the shows stopped. It was in this moment that I was faced with a life defining choice: finally watch The Sopranos, or try to get into the Grateful Dead. I told a friend about my choice, and when they gave me a rather large bag of mushrooms, I took it as a sign. Read more.
How a Malagasy Teenager Created the World’s Second-Largest Dictionary
Visit the home page of Wiktionary — a sister project of Wikipedia which hosts user-generated dictionaries in over six-thousand languages — and you will find something strange. Read more.
In the beginning, the MACHINE was created. Read more.
The Cuisine of Counter-revolution: Jan Švankmajer’s “Food”
To be a surrealist is to be in a constant state of rebellion, and retired Czech filmmaker Jan Švankmajer’s life as an artist encapsulates this rebellious continuum. Read more.