Theaster Gates: How to revive a neighborhood: with imagination, beauty and art

I’m a potter, which seems like a fairly humble vocation. I know a lot about pots. I’ve spent about 15 years making them. One of the things that really excites me in my artistic practice and being trained as a potter is that you very quickly learn how to make great things out of nothing; that I spent […]

What will future jobs look like? | Andrew McAfee

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Morton Bast The writer George Eliot cautioned us that, among all forms of mistake, prophesy is the most gratuitous. The person that we would all acknowledge as her 20th-century counterpart, Yogi Berra, agreed. He said, “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” I’m going to ignore their cautions and make one very […]

What’s hidden under the Greenland ice sheet? | Kristin Poinar

When was I was 21 years old, I had all this physics homework. Physics homework requires taking breaks, and Wikipedia was relatively new, so I took a lot of breaks there. I kept going back to the same articles, reading them again and again, on glaciers, Antarctica and Greenland. How cool would it be to visit these places […]

A Saudi, an Indian and an Iranian walk into a Qatari bar … | Maz Jobrani

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Morton Bast Hello, Doha. Hello! Salaam alaikum. I love coming to Doha. It’s such an international place. It feels like the United Nations here. You land at the airport, and you’re welcomed by an Indian lady who takes you to Al Maha Services, where you meet a Filipino lady who hands you off to […]