When “Kindle Cover Disasters” debuted on Tumblr earlier this year, the Internet ROFLMFAO’d at the truly heinous designs: cheap clipart, effects reminiscent of early Print Shop, clashing pastels, Photoshopping by palsied hands, and fonts so troubling you find yourself celebrating the relative peace of Comic Sans. But if you were taught anything in this life, […]
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After 30 episodes, Selina Meyer has finally ascended to POTUS. Before she inevitably fails, let’s check in with her staff.
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Pratchett’s project wasn’t to preserve the orthodoxy of the genre, but to poke fun at its every convention, from its magic to its epic quests.
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An artist in San Francisco stitched photos of the starship Enterprise’s original TV model into Star Trek movies.
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Sunday’s Super Bowl was the rare instance in the game’s 49 editions when the ads were overshadowed by the game. Turns out all they needed was a little Lego.
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While January can suffer from a post-holiday publication lull, it’s a great time room for cooler, less conventional reads.
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It’s like the phrase “curl up with a good book” was invented for the month of December. Here’s what we’re reading by the fire.
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Literacy: that’s what we’re most thankful for here at Underwire, so let’s celebrate.
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While Christopher Nolan was making Interstellar, he decided to show a model of the movie’s bots to his kids. They were extremely disappointed. “That’s not a robot,” they told him. “That’s a box.” Well, it’s true: Nolan’s intelligent machines, which he dreamed up with production designer Nathan Crowley, look for all the universe like slabs […]
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Valero Doval Mathematician Ian Stewart wants us to see what he sees. Which is kind of a problem, because he’s accustomed to envisioning some pretty impossible shapes: snowflakes in fractional dimensions, hypercubes in 4-D, 11-dimensional superstrings. So when the University of Warwick professor and author writes about these freaky geometries, he relies on an analogy—a […]
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