Genius

Work

Not Quite a Genius: My Year Working at Apple's Flagship Store

In his new book, Funny or Die senior writer Nate Dern remembers some of the more challenging customers he dealt with at his old job.
Nate Dern
8.8.17
shortstop

Rey Ordóñez And The Outer Boundary Of Range

By one measure, Rey Ordóñez was a marginal player. By another, he was one of the great geniuses that baseball has ever seen. Both can be true, but which matters more?
David Roth
3.31.17
thump news

Frank Ocean Just Annotated the Lyrics of His Calvin Harris Collaboration, "Slide"

One line in particular references an expensive Picasso painting.
Britt Julious
2.27.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Man Attempts to Conceal 7ft Venetian Blind in His Clothes, Fails Impressively

A King Amongst Men.
Carlton Férment
10.19.16
Music

Prince Was a Genius No Matter How You Define It

If Prince was a peerless icon who represented the pinnacle of achievement in contemporary pop music and there is no one else like him, what does his passing mean for the future of musical geniuses?
Jason King
4.23.16
Woah, Dude!

This Mural of Kanye West Making Out with Himself Is Everything

No one loves Kanye like Kanye.
John Hill
3.19.16
The Crown and Sceptre Issue

Talking Anarchy, Genius, and God with Italy's Best-Selling Theoretical Physicist

The distinguished theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli started out as a radical who wanted to overthrow the Italian government.
Yohann Koshy
11.24.15
Interviews

Fiona Wood Is Treating Severe Burn Victims With Spray-On Skin

Fiona Wood's revolutionary treatment, ReCell, lets skin grown on the patient instead of a culture flask.
Matilda Whitworth
10.28.15
Premieres

Stream 'Salewds' a Mixtape Featuring New Songs with Bun B, Childish Gambino, Rick Ross, and Others

The clothing brand Crooks and Castles presents a mixtape of awesome unreleased tracks in remembrance of their late friend and former marketing director Christopher “Lewds” Natalio.
Kyle Kramer
6.2.15
Stuff

Artist Simon Denny's Absurdist Vision of Silicon Valley

Where fine art, Silicon Valley, and a Genius-sponsored IRL 'annotation battle' at MoMA PS1 collide.
Arthur Holland Michel
4.14.15
News

China Is Engineering Genius Babies

It’s not exactly news that China is setting itself up as a new global superpower. While Western civilization chokes on its own gluttony like a latter-day Marlon Brando, China continues to buy up American debt and lock away the world’s natural resources...
Aleks Eror
3.15.13
tech

Swabbing Poop on a Silicon Valley Pirate Ship

The average full-time Apple employee makes $11.62 an hour, like $23,000 a year.
Brian Merchant
6.26.12