Fortunate Son

Friday January 10, 2020

A quick chat to Russell Rowland, retired writer of the fortunes in fortune cookies.

Photographer Amos Chapple on his travels to the Siberian outpost of Oymyakon.

Learn to Dance with James Brown

Wednesday January 08, 2020

Heading out tonight? Need to brush up on your dance moves? Let James Brown show you how to get down (right on, right on), in this short video.

The DIY Spitfire Repairman

Saturday January 04, 2020

Meet the man dedicating his time – and driveway – to restoring WWII-era Spitfires.

Nature gets a little ominous in this photo series from Akkara Naktamna, a self-taught street photographer with an eye for the eerie. 

It’s drone photography without the drones. Or the photographers.

Spoiler alert: it looks horrible.

How to Design a Book Cover

Friday December 27, 2019

You’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but Peter Mendelsund’s are so good we can’t help it. The expert designer shows us how it’s done in this online course.

One 19th-century doctor tried to predict the weather with leeches and a machine he called the Tempest Prognosticator.


A Christmas Playlist That Doesn’t Suck

Wednesday December 25, 2019

Deck the halls: here’s a Christmas playlist that won’t make you want to pour eggnog on your stereo speakers.