Human Nature

Art

This Makeover Artist Dismantles Traditional Constructs of Beauty

Unlike other artworks, the cosmetic creations are inherently ephemeral.
Kara Weisenstein
12.2.16
video

The Art of the Makeover | Perspectives, Erica Prince

We get a firsthand experience inside the Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary artist's colorful characters.
The Creators Project
11.29.16
fandom

Home Games: The Strange Overlapping Borders of Sports Fandom

To be a fan is, first and foremost, to join a tribe. But the borders of these sports homelands, and what's at stake, are more confusing than they first appear.
Rick Paulas
8.24.16
News

Everyone Is Pretty Much Lying All the Time, According to a Professor Who Studies Deception

On the continuum between total truth-telling and dishonesty, most of what people say falls somewhere in between.
Bill Kilby
10.14.15
Stuff

A Psychologist Explains Why People Get Bad Tattoos

Clichéd tattoos are "kind of like a safety blanket to give your life meaning," says Dr. Kirby Farrell.
Jules Suzdaltsev
4.29.15
Remembering Things

Why Madonna's Unapologetic 'Bedtime Stories' Is Her Most Important Album

When Madonna found herself in the middle of a scandal 20 years ago, she apologized by saying she wasn't sorry with 'Bedtime Stories.'
Mary von Aue
10.24.14
Art

Science Suggests Humans Are Biologically Wired To Like Art

This is your brain on art.
Andrew Nunes
6.18.14
Motherboard Blog

Could 'Birth Credits' Stop Overpopulation?

Is it time to look at options that will help curb population growth to protect the environment and the human species as a whole?
Joseph Cox
6.24.13
Motherboard Blog

The Brutal Lens of YouTube

In 1969, Eddie Adams won the Pulitzer Prize for Photography for his shot of "General Nguyen Ngoc Loan executing a Viet Cong prisoner in Saigon." Later, he would lament the notoriety of the image and how it become synonymous with the atrocity and...
Max Gardner
3.26.11