Latest Updates | 09. 12. 2022 | Culture

Destiny's Sword tasks players with not just efficacy in combat, but also managing the mental health of their squad, and it’s backed by science.

Source: | 09. 12. 2022 | Culture

When I started digitally dating my bicoastal bae, we needed new ways to stay connected. These apps and tips helped us.

Source: | 09. 12. 2022 | Culture

Self-described “computer musician” Holly Herndon explains why AI vocal clones can help give fellow artists sovereignty over their work.

Source: | 09. 12. 2022 | Culture

Many schools have given up on crafting inclusive and informative sex education. These websites and activists are filling in the gaps.

Source: | 09. 12. 2022 | Culture

As it struggles to deal with an influx of new users, the platform—run by a staff of three—faces an uphill battle to stay on top of moderation.

Source: | 09. 12. 2022 | Culture

It’s a social media trend that survives year after year. And it thrives on your personal data.

Source: | 09. 12. 2022 | Culture

Spotify Wrapped memes, Twitter hashtags, YouTube’s best-of list. Do social media trends still have anything vital to say?

Source: | 09. 12. 2022 | Culture

'Gears of War' designer Cliff Bleszinski's new book is an intimate look into the life of a video game creator.

Source: | 09. 12. 2022 | Culture

A group of quality assurance workers in New York just won legal recognition of its union—a second milestone for organizing efforts within the gaming industry.

Source: | 09. 12. 2022 | Culture

The most unlikely of music formats is staging a return. Part novelty and part nostalgia, here’s how to dive in.

Source: | 09. 12. 2022 | Culture

Stray, Cult of the Lamb, and Tunic are totally over human main characters.

Source: | 09. 12. 2022 | Culture

Fentanyl-related substances have a bad reputation, but they could also save lives. In the US, a legislative battle to expedite research is heating up.

Source: | 20. 10. 2022 | Culture

Executive producers Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan say making their new Amazon show The Peripheral was like being “futurists with an infinite R&D budget.”

Source: | 20. 10. 2022 | Culture

The horror mastermind spent decades making cinema classics like Halloween and They Live. Lately, he finds much more joy in music.

Source: | 19. 10. 2022 | Culture

Now that brands are getting on board, the trend—wherein friends show up at someone’s home with a slab covered in similar foods—could be on its way out.

Source: | 19. 10. 2022 | Culture

Dancers say a law to protect people working at ride-hailing and food delivery apps has been used to undercut their livelihoods.

Source: | 22. 09. 2022 | Culture

As a young Black woman, I saw my pregnancy treated like a problem. So I ditched the doctors for home delivery and found an alternative model for health care.

Source: | 19. 09. 2022 | Culture

The movie ticket subscription service is back again—and loyal cardholders are here for it.

Source: | 01. 09. 2022 | Culture

The Naughty Dog epic definitely got a graphics boost, but is that enough to sell a whole new game at full price, only a few years after its original release?

Source: | 20. 08. 2022 | Culture

The annual competition is more than just a field day. For workers from NASA, SpaceX, Blue Origin, and more, trophies and glory are on the table.

Source: | 16. 08. 2022 | Culture

Sophia Papp emerged from an accident with her personality transformed. She tried to continue on as before—until she realized she could reinvent herself.

Source: | 12. 08. 2022 | Culture

Ken and Roberta Williams, the cofounders of Sierra Online, have created a remake of the genre-defining Colossal Cave Adventure.

Source: | 19. 07. 2022 | Culture

Gabrielle Zevin’s novel makes a case that video games are one of the most empathetic forms of creativity—something the writer and her husband know well.

Source: | 18. 07. 2022 | Culture

Among the Boston slowcore group's inspirations are The Ocarina of Time, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, and Mario Party 3.

Source: | 07. 07. 2022 | Culture

Want to know more about how Jane Foster came to wield Mjolnir? Start here.

Source: | 23. 06. 2022 | Culture

#HonestyTest videos, which reward people for being “good,” show a skewed view of who deserves kindness.

Source: | 09. 06. 2022 | Culture

Here's this month's prompt, how to submit, and an illustrated archive of past favorites.

Source: | 09. 06. 2022 | Culture

Cancel your evening plans, because these titles will keep you engaged for hours on end.

Source: | 27. 05. 2022 | Culture

The publication runs a version of “‘No Way To Prevent This,' Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens” after every mass shooting in America.

Source: | 21. 05. 2022 | Culture

It’s back on HBO Max. Nobody cares. Because moviegoers hate themselves.

Source: | 11. 05. 2022 | Culture

Video game culture meets creepypasta posts and leaves you trapped within a liminal hellscape.

Source: | 11. 05. 2022 | Culture

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness erased the Scarlet Witch's growth in *WandaVision—*and retread a lot of the comic books' missteps.

Source: | 05. 04. 2022 | Culture

In Sea of Tranquility, the Station Eleven author uses time travel and other sci-fi flourishes to ask older questions about how humans make meaning.

Source: | 03. 03. 2022 | Culture

The Ukrainian president's actions in the face of the Russian invasion turned him into a hero online. But the Marvelization of political figures is dangerous.

Source: | 08. 01. 2022 | Culture

Dressed in drag, Brazilian streamers are breaking stereotypes with a lot of humor and a dash of glitter.

Source: | 28. 12. 2021 | Culture

The pandemic has drastically changed how LGBTQ organizations work to meet the needs of socially connected youth.

Source: | 23. 11. 2021 | Culture

It’s been 25 years since the little device first hit store shelves, but its simple brilliance lives on in today’s most popular games.

Source: | 11. 11. 2021 | Culture

For the star and showrunner, the real challenge with adapting the classic '90s anime was finding the essence of its iconic trio.

Source: | 23. 10. 2021 | Culture

A citizen science project based in this MMO space opera has saved scientists almost 500 years of mind-numbing data crunching.

Source: | 08. 06. 2021 | Culture

The game lets you build a new post-plague civilization in 14th-century England, and it’s been topping Steam charts—for good reason.


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