Q&A

Q&A

I Make Dildos Out of Insect Penises

Artist Joey Holder spent four years 3D-printing human-scale dildos of tiny insect penis templates. So we spoke to her about it.
Hannah Pezzack
4.16.19
politics

This Philosopher Says We Should Replace Religion with Socialism

In a new book, Martin Hägglund argues that the only way to change our existence is to accept it will end.
Alex Norcia
3.22.19
climate change

Climate Change Is Such a Huge Threat We Don't Even Know How to Think About It

The good news, says author David Wallace-Wells, is that "civilization will endure." The bad news? Pretty much everything else.
Geoff Dembicki
3.13.19
caves

The Secret Lives of People Obsessed with Going Deep Underground

There's urban exploring, and then there's the primordial obsession with going way below the Earth's surface.
Philip Eil
1.30.19
crime

A Drug Kingpin Ran His Empire from a Laptop, Then Snitched on His Own Assassins

Pain pills in the US. Meth from North Korea. Shipments of gold. Yachts full of cocaine. Contract killings. They all added up to a witness for the feds.
Seth Ferranti
1.27.19
hunting

Inside the Life-and-Death Hunts of a Mysterious Tribe of Hunter-Gatherers

Unlike the hostile reception an American missionary received from the remote Sentinelese people last year, Doug Bock Clark was brought along on spiritual whale hunts for a view inside a fading culture.
Seth Ferranti
1.7.19
Organized Crime

Meet the Unconventional Mafia Boss Who Inspired 'Godfather' Don Corleone

Just like the movie legend, Frank Costello survived assassination and tried to steer his family toward respectability after a brutal past.
Seth Ferranti
6.25.18
Photography

What It's Like Taking Photos of the Ultra Wealthy from a Helicopter

We talked to aerial photographer Jeff Cully about bumpy helicopter rides and eccentric clients.
Tiffy Thompson
2.15.18
Interviews

Homeshake's Peter Sagar Is a True Homebody

His live shows, like the one in Jakarta last week, are often sold out, but he'd rather stay home all the time if he could.
Yudhistira Agato
1.23.18
Film

Mouly Surya Talks About Her Third Film 'Marlina: The Murderer in Four Acts'

We talked to the director of the first 'Satay Western' film in the world.
Rizky Rahad
Katyusha Methanisa
11.17.17
Interview

Joko Anwar Talks About Rebooting the Scariest Movie He's Ever Seen

The critically-acclaimed filmmaker looks back at the golden era of Indonesian movies.
Rizky Rahad
9.15.17
Books

How Hunger and Taste Have Secretly Defined the Course of Civilization

In his book Food Fights and Culture Wars, Tom Nealon posits questions like: "Did the advent of the dinner party spark the French Revolution?" and "Did lemonade cure the plague?"
Emily Monaco
3.26.17