‘How to be a punk poet’, a Dazed & Confused article about Scottish conceptual artist Robert Montgomery

How to be a punk poet In celebration of World Poetry Day this month, artist Robert Montgomery tells us how to use words as a two-finger salute to authority In a world that feels more out of control every day, Robert Montgomery’s work is more poignant and necessary than ever. Using the environment that surrounds … More ‘How to be a punk poet’, a Dazed & Confused article about Scottish conceptual artist Robert Montgomery

Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous

Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous by Gabriella Coleman — review by Jamie Bartlett The story of Anonymous begins with members of 4chan getting dragged into an online fight with Scientologists, who had been trying to prevent people from sharing a bizarre video of its most famous adherent, Tom Cruise, online. The … More Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous

The Atlantic Slave Trade in two minutes

The Atlantic Slave Trade in two minutes 315 years. 20,528 voyages. Millions of lives. By Andrew Kahn and Jamelle Bouie Usually, when we say “American slavery” or the “American slave trade,” we mean the American colonies or, later, the United States. But as we discussed in Episode 2 of Slate’s History of American Slavery Academy, … More The Atlantic Slave Trade in two minutes

The True Size Shows You How Big Countries and States Really Are

The True Size Shows You How Big Countries and States Really Are Most maps you see don’t show Earth according to its true proportions, so it’s easy to get confused over the size of different countries, states, and even continents relative to each other. The True Size is an interactive map that lets you see … More The True Size Shows You How Big Countries and States Really Are

NASA discovers 3 inhabitable planets in the Trappist-1 System

Major Discovery! 7 Earth-Size Alien Planets Circle Nearby Star Astronomers have never seen anything like this before: Seven Earth-size alien worlds orbit the same tiny, dim star, and all of them may be capable of supporting life as we know it, a new study reports. “Looking for life elsewhere, this system is probably our best … More NASA discovers 3 inhabitable planets in the Trappist-1 System

The Occupy Movement

Revolution Number 99 America was full of angry people in September 2011, when a few hundred citizens decided to make their anger count. *V.F.’*s oral history of Occupy Wall Street shows how the spark was lit in Zuccotti Park as a disparate, passionate mix of activists, celebrities, and accidental protesters changed the national conversation. On … More The Occupy Movement

Rupert Murdoch: Bigger than Kane

Rupert Murdoch: Bigger than Kane By Andrew Walker To some he is little less than the devil incarnate, to others, the most progressive mover-and-shaker in the media business. Whatever the case, as head of a global broadcasting empire worth £30bn, Rupert Murdoch continues to provoke strong emotions. No-one who saw Melvyn Bragg’s dramatic interview with … More Rupert Murdoch: Bigger than Kane