q&a

WTF

We Spoke to the Woman Who Built a Massive Sculpture in Honour of Fried Chicken

Could this be KFC’s number one fan?
Daisy Meager
12.9.16
Music

What Sun Ra's Poetry Can Teach Us About Afrofuturism

"What I would like to see is a scholarly edition of his poems," says the author of a new book on Sun Ra. "I think they're worthy of that treatment..."
Patrick Lyons
11.6.16
Music

What Makes Gainesville So Punk?

A new book explores the sleepy uni town that incubated talents like Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! and Chuck Ragan of Hot Water Music.
Allie Conti
10.29.16
Caribbean cooking

This Photographer Is Documenting Britain’s Hidden Caribbean Food History

Riaz Phillips has spent the last year spent travelling around England, armed with a notepad and a camera, visiting Caribbean bakeries, takeaways, and cafes to document the food and people behind them.
Daisy Meager
10.12.16
future of food

Why Bee-Friendly Cities Are the Key to World Food Security

According to community ecologist Dr. Mick Hanley, “biodiversity needs to be incorporated into urban planning in a much more strategic way than has been done so far.”
Daisy Meager
10.7.16
Wine fraud

How One Guy Managed to Con the Entire Wine Industry Out of Millions

We spoke to the co-director of Sour Grapes, a new documentary about Rudy Kurniawan, the conman who duped the wine world with his fake bottles.
Daisy Meager
9.29.16
Film

This Film Is the Last Interview with the Guy Who Taught Us How to Make Drugs at Home

William Powell's 'The Anarchist Cookbook' offers instructions for making homemade bombs, drugs, and phreaking devices. The new documentary 'American Anarchist' confronts the author just before his death with the controversial legacy of his book.
Kaleem Aftab
9.11.16
tech

Want to Make More Money? Get Better at Memorising Basic Facts

According to a new book, there's a correlation between how knowledgeable you are and your income and happiness.
Patrick Lyons
8.14.16
Important Questions Raised By...

We Asked Some Landlords to Review Giggs' New Album 'Landlord'

Do the landlords of South London relate to the savage bars of Giggs' new record 'Landlord'?
Oobah Butler
8.9.16
Stuff

How Black Co-Ops Can Fight Institutional Racism

We talked with Dr. Jessica Gordon Nembhard, an expert on cooperative economics, about the ways that blacks can join together through a capitalistic enterprise and create social change.
Sage Howard
8.9.16
Stuff

I Asked Academia's Most Vocal Critic Why Uni Is a Waste

"There was a time when if you graduated from university you'd actually be an educated person. That isn't necessarily true anymore."
Allie Conti
8.8.16
Stuff

New York City's Surprising Role Funding Slavery and Profiting Off the Civil War

We spoke to author John Strausbaugh about his new book, which details how "New York was arguably the most pro-South, pro-slavery city in the North," during the Civil War.
Peter Moskowitz
8.7.16
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