The Elusive Price—and Prize—of Fame on the Internet

The Elusive Price—and Prize—of Fame on the Internet

38 ViewsTypography by Simoul AlvaThree of Beowulf’s virtues make sense. The fourth seems more like a vice. He was the man most gracious and fair-minded / Kindest to his people and keenest to win fame. Gracious, fair, kind. But also: more eager than anyone to see his name in torchlights. “Keenest to win fame” is …

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The Cosmic, Psychedelic, Glow-in-the-Dark Art of Alex Aliume

The Cosmic, Psychedelic, Glow-in-the-Dark Art of Alex Aliume

15 ViewsAlex Aliume is about to show me his latest painting, made with a new technique. I’m on my knees on the floor of his 8- by 12-foot basement studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn, and 3D neon fluorescent artwork covers almost every square inch of wall, floor, and ceiling.The new painting is called Cosmic Consciousness. When …

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4 podcasts to teach kids about history, identity, and current events

4 podcasts to teach kids about history, identity, and current events

16 ViewsIn our Back to School series, Mashable tackles the big issues students face, from mental health to representation to respectful communication. Because returning to the classroom is about more than buying school supplies.  As your child heads back to school, you may be looking for appropriate ways to bolster the education they’re getting in …

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After Lobbying by Gun Rights Advocates, Trump Sounds a Familiar Retreat

After Lobbying by Gun Rights Advocates, Trump Sounds a Familiar Retreat

37 ViewsImage“People don’t realize we have very strong background checks right now,” President Trump told reporters in New Jersey on Sunday.CreditCreditAnna Moneymaker/The New York TimesWASHINGTON — Days after a pair of deadly mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, President Trump said he was prepared to endorse what he described as “very meaningful background checks” that …

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A Short Hike is one part Animal Crossing and one part Breath of the Wild

A Short Hike is one part Animal Crossing and one part Breath of the Wild

47 ViewsIt can be difficult to find time to finish a video game, especially if you only have a few hours a week to play. In our biweekly column Short Play we suggest video games that can be started and finished in a weekend. Claire is on a camping trip with her Aunt May, but …

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