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(Roughly) Daily · 3d ago

“If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered”*…

  Perhaps understandably, most people tend to ignore scraps of paper they see lying on the ground. But Sydney-based artist Laura Sullivan has always found herself intrigued by the promise of...
(Roughly) Daily · 3d ago

“If I had to choose a superhero to be, I would pick Superman. He’s everything that I’m not.*…

  The images that pop up in most people’s heads when they think about superheroes can be traced back to the 1938 debut of Superman and the genre evolution that followed. But it’s possible to...
(Roughly) Daily · 3d ago

“Oh, give me land, lots of land under starry skies above / Don’t fence me in”*…

  The human urge to own land sometimes borders on the absurd… Do we have too many cities with too few people in them? (Answer: Yes!) But there’s an implicit question embedded in that notion ...
(Roughly) Daily · 3d ago

“A lot of it just has to do with luck, serendipity”*…

  The Found Footage Festival is a one-of-a-kind event that showcases footage from videos that were found at garage sales and thrift stores and in warehouses and dumpsters across the country....
(Roughly) Daily · 1w ago

“In this country American means white. Everybody else has to hyphenate”*…

  From electricity, giant telescopes, escalators, diesel turbines, and talking movies, the 1900 World’s Fair promised dazzling technology for the 50 million visitors who flocked to Paris. Bu...
(Roughly) Daily · 1w ago

“When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro”*…

  An international study claims to have found first observed evidence that our universe is a hologram. What is the holographic universe idea? It’s not exactly that we are living in some kind...
(Roughly) Daily · 1w ago

“The man who invented doritos has passed away at the age of 97. He asked to be buried with the creators of Fritos and Cheetos in a variety pack”*…

  All told, there are 26 separate ingredients in Doritos Nacho Cheese Tortilla Chips… While most of these individual ingredients aren’t all that bad for us, they’re a cheese-dust-covered gre...
(Roughly) Daily · 1w ago

“Then murder’s out of tune”*…

  In 2015, Scripps spun off the last of its newspapers, and Hargrove and the other print reporters lost their jobs. “The only guy who left with a skip was me,” he says. Hargrove, who was 59 ...
(Roughly) Daily · 1W ago

“Plato intended to write a long fable about legendary Atlantis; like Solon, he never did write it. Yet there existed beyond the Atlantic an unvisited land, after all”*…

  The lost continent of Mauritia likely spanned a great swathe of the Indian Ocean before it was torn apart by indomitable geologic forces and plunged into the sea. Now, a good chunk of it m...
(Roughly) Daily · 1W ago

“I want to be with those who know secret things or else alone”*…

  Few people ever saw the images of china girls, although for decades they were ubiquitous in movie theaters. At the beginning of a reel of film, there would be a few frames of a woman’s hea...