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These Are the Days of Our Lives
A look at how creativity works within walls.
More and More Companies Are Covering the Cost of Egg Freezing. But Who Is It Really For?
Some argue that this benefit provides yet another way for women to have a career and family. Others see it as just part of a solution to a problem not yet solved.
How Post Malone Became Pop's Most Suffocating Presence
The secret to his domination—and, increasingly, the homogenization of pop—is his one-size-fits-all approach to genre.
The Last Person Hand Painting Movie Posters in Greece
In Athens, one cinema is keeping alive a dying, and deeply human, tradition.
By the People, for the People
What do car assembly, Fiesta dinnerware, and fans have in common? They’re all made by people whose names we will never know.
Get Ready for Pharmaceutical-Grade Magic Mushroom Pills
As magic mushrooms make the shift from recreational drug to mental health treatment, patients won’t be eating caps and stems, but a synthetic product made in a lab—one that can be patented and profited from.
The Last of Pakistan’s Cinema Artists
Once designed to accompany the silver screen in a nation passionate about film, their work has moved to the domain of private art collections and upscale restaurants.
Stock Art for the Masses
Known as SenshiStock on DeviantArt, Sarah Forde is, according to the platform, ‘considered by many to be their first stop for stock photography,’ particularly for anatomical study, illustrative pose reference, and assistance in drawing perspective.
When Is the Artist Assistant Just the Artist?
As lines of art ownership grow increasingly blurred, the role, credit, and compensation of its makers becomes harder to define.
Is There Ethical Music Streaming Under Capitalism?
With a slew of potential alternatives to Spotify, both new and old, there’s never been a better time to leave mainstream streaming services behind. Now it’s the responsibility of music fans to jump ship.
In a divorce, who gets custody of the embryos?
The Endless Promise of the Mission-Driven Restaurant
Can a restaurant feed and fix—and stay afloat while doing it?