The Thinnest Veneer of Civilization
To be able to eat, to move about, to have shelter, to be free from state or tribal coercion, to be secure abroad, and safe at home – only that allows cultures to be freed from the daily drudgery of mere survival.
Lessons from a Professional Password Cracker
I never realized that password crackers used stolen databases of passwords to learn the best way to crack passwords.
Seeing and somethingness
An evolutionary approach to consciousness can resolve the ‘hard problem’ – with radical implications for animal sentience
EVs keep getting bigger—and that could steer the U.S. down a dangerous road
Bigger vehicles pose more risk for pedestrians, cyclists, and other drivers.
Altitude sickness can ruin your hike. Here’s how to prevent it.
Getting high is not always as fun as it sounds.
How Homes in Bali Are Designed for Harmony—and to Keep Demons at Bay
All the subtle ways traditional dwellings offer spiritual security.
The Pope of Filth is bringing his filthy novel to the big (filthy) screen.
In what marks a glorious return to filmmaking after a nearly 20-year absence, John Waters (Baltimore’s favorite son and American cinema’s favorite degenerate) will write and direct an adaptation of his 2022 debut novel, Liarmouth: A Feel-Bad Romance.