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February 2021

What a stone-age dilemma can teach us about the future of tech
Sustainable cities of tomorrow will be for everyone, including non-human lifeforms.
Here are the science, culture, and gossip shows that help me escape pandemic blues.

January 2021

From the importance of hats to the unresolved history of colonialism
Civilization as we know it emerged from the tropics in the global south.
9,000 years ago, Çatalhöyük was the place to be
Though we usually study the lives of rich Romans like Cicero, the Roman Empire was mostly made up of service workers who didn’t give a crap about…

December 2020

Looking back on the year when it felt like I was trapped in the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland, where rooms changed shape and skeletons dangled from the…
In the early 1600s, Europeans were fur crazy. They’d killed off most of the European beavers, whose pelts were used to make fashionable felt hats, and…