Plus-Size Models on Why Size Inclusivity at Fashion Week Is Falling Short

Beyond displaying inclusivity, brands can do themselves a favor by ensuring people of all sizes are represented offstage as well. “Once everything looks diverse, not just what’s on camera or on the runway, then it’s true diversity,” says Jaye. While all three models agree that a significant amount of change is still needed, they all … Read more

Short But Sweet: Amnesia Ibiza Announces Back-to-Back Opening and Closing Parties – EDM.com

The 2021 Amnesia Ibiza party season will prove to be its shortest ever, but oh is it sweet. The fabled nightclub has announced back-to-back events on October 22nd and October 23rd, their Opening and Closing parties, respectively. Both nights will run to 5AM for a classic, nostalgic clubbing experience in the White Isle. And after a tumultuous … Read more

Short but Sweet — The Growth of the EP Format in the Age of Streaming

The influx of popular contemporary artists releasing EPs is, and will likely continue to be, remarkable. Differing from full-length albums, an EP is plainly defined as “extended play,” which essentially means it is a medium-length album ranging from the length of 4-6 songs (though it could have slightly more or less than this range). Previously, … Read more

The Myth of Sisyphus Creatively Animated in an Oscar-Nominated Short Film (1974)

Even if you don’t know the myth by name, you know the story. In Greek mythology, Sisyphus, King of Corinth, was punished “for his self-aggrandizing craftiness and deceitfulness by being forced to roll an immense boulder up a hill, only to watch it roll back down, repeating this action for eternity.” In modern times, this story inspired Albert … Read more

A Short Musing On Giving a Damn

This post is sponsored by Longines. We just moved into a new house. And one of the first things on our to-do list was to have the entire interior painted. So for the past week, we’ve had the painting crew here every single day. Yet, strangely, there still isn’t any new paint on the walls. … Read more

Watch “The Impossible Map,” a Short Animated Film That Uses a Grapefruit to Show Why Maps of the Earth Are Misleading (1947)

There are any number of ways one might try to turn a globe into a two-dimensional surface. You could start by cutting it down the middle, as in this Vox video on world maps. You could choose volunteers and have them come up to the head of the class and peel oranges in one piece, … Read more

Medieval Tennis: A Short History and Demonstration

British You Tuber Nikolas “Lindybiege” Lloyd is a man of many, many interests. Wing Chun style kung fu… Children’s television produced in the UK between 1965 and 1975… Ancient weaponry, chainmail, and historically accurate WWII model miniatures… Actress Celia Johnson, star of the 1945 romantic drama Brief Encounter… Evolutionary psychology… …and it would appear, tennis. But not the sort you’ll find … Read more