Storytelling is about transporting a person to another world. That’s why showing, not telling, makes better stories.
While there are certainly many good shows being nominated for Best Picture, there are also many great film shorts nominated for Oscars this year. Here are my takes on 10 of them.
These days, music is a private thing, a thing you do with headphones on by yourself. But is it always that way?
Many people have heard the (re)phrase, “don’t just do something, stand there!” But isn’t “standing there” doing something?
Is it possible to build machines that can detect and interpret smells? And if so, what would the applications be?
We all have days where we just forget words, right when we need them. Isn’t that annoying?
Besides Christmas lights and disco balls, lights are almost always yellow. Why?
Let’s be clear: extremism doesn’t begin with a pulled trigger. It ends there. And the Internet, despite all the wonders it has done for the world, has probably been one of the best incubators for extremist thought.
We use colloquialisms all the time, but how many of them actually make sense?
Every year, thousands upon thousands of students have to take poetry tests. Is there a secret to understanding them all?