Chewing the Fat
In 2006, Chicago became the first city in the United States to ban foie gras. Last May, the ban was overturned. Still, foie-the fatty liver of geese and ducks traditionally enhanced by gavage, force-feeding the bird copious amounts of corn through a metal tube-is the center of a debate between animal-rights..
Jaime Wolf on Filmmaker Chris Marker
"May you live in interesting times," that sly curse, reputed to come from ancient China, is actually apocryphal, no more Chinese than the fortune cookies it shows up in; than Robert Kennedy, who quoted it in a 1966 speech at Cape Town University; or than Chris Marker, the elusive French filmmaker who..
When officials in Toronto backed out of a plan to expand the city's bike lanes, a group of anonymous cyclists decided to do what the city would not. Armed with stencils and paint, and sporting disguises and alibis, they descended upon the notoriously dangerous Bloor Street, a major city thoroughfare,..
Poor Man's Prick
Portland, Oregon, is a revolutionary kind of town, and so it's not all that surprising to find, downtown near Fremont Street, a building emblazoned with a big, red, up-with-the-people fist.
What is surprising, in this case, is the accompanying slogan: "Acupuncture Can Change the World." An acupuncture..
It's Your Factory
Adrian Bowyer thinks that Marx got it only half right: The means of production shouldn't just be seized, they should be shared by all. To that end, Bowyer, a mechanical engineer from the University of Bath, in England, has realized one of technology's holy grails-a machine that can replicate itself.
This is Noémie
NAME Noémie Lafrance
LOCATION Brooklyn, New York
OCCUPATION Artistic director and founder of Sens
WHAT SHE MAKES Site-specific performances
WHAT SHE'S MADE Choreography of the video of Feist's "1234" and "Agora," an interactive performance piece in Brooklyn's empty McCarren Park..
The two main obstacles to mass carpooling are trust and density-we tend to be shy of hopping into the cars of strangers, and, even if we muster the courage, there aren't enough cars to hop into. But by tapping into existing online social networks, the people behind the Palo Alto–based ride-sharing company..