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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
Stuff

TED Talks Aren't Making My Generation Smart – They're Making Us Stupid

I haven't had an independent thought in years. Sometimes, I forget my own name.
David Whelan
11.28.14
Stuff

Humans Have Become Too Good at Lying

From politicians to criminals, relationships to media relations, we're all liars living in a lying world. But how much do we care?
Morwenna Ferrier
11.19.14
Stuff

'Effective Altruists' Want to Be Nice in the Most Efficient Way Possible

Charity shouldn't begin at home, they say—it should begin wherever money will do the most amount of good.
Huw Oliver
10.6.14
Stuff

My Father Was a Terrorist

I spoke to Zak Ebrahim, whose dad helped mastermind the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center.
Tom Breakwell
9.15.14
Stuff

TED Talk Parodies Are Now Lamer than TED Talks

We already know the TED Talk tropes, from the aggro-dudes, to the overly maudlin family stories, and the form just endures. Rehashing what's wrong with the lame ones is a waste of everyone's time.
Julia Prescott
7.8.14
The Evolutionary Resilience Issue

Readers Poll of the 20 Best TED Talks

we asked our readers to submit their picks for the 20 most informative, provocative, and inspiring TED Talks.
Sean Tejaratchi
3.25.14
FOOD

A Gardener in South Central LA Wants You to Grow Your Own Food

Had Ron Finley's garden not been cited for obstructing parkways and growing the wrong kinds of plants, his message of self-sufficiency and the wonders of soil might never have made it as far as it has.
Hannah Harris Green
10.8.13
News

Bono Says We've Almost Eradicated Poverty

In a recent TED talk, delivered in Long Beach, California, U2 frontman Bono made a pretty noteworthy announcement: global poverty is on the verge of being eradicated. Check out the video and learn how we can take a stand and end poverty for good.
VICE Staff
3.28.13