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Category Archives: Offbeat
By T6W Staff02 Aug 2013
How would it feel to see your home torn apart by a soldier’s rifle? To watch your family destroyed by a war that you don’t understand? These are questions Erica Johnson, a nine-year old girl growing up in a small suburban North American town, will soon be able to answer.
An attack will be made on the Johns…
By Annie Cooper22 Jul 2013
Anyone who’s ever had to create, or even visit a wedding registry knows: when it comes to kitchen utensils, there exists a separate tool for just about every permutation of stirring, blending, whisking, chopping, and every other cooking action that has been thought up.
After a few rounds with KC Qua…
By Brad Pike11 Jul 2013
You might think you have the basics of taste down, but science has found it’s actually a complicated process with many different mechanisms working in tandem.
For example, those bumps on your tongue aren’t taste buds; they’re fungiform papillae that each contains six taste buds under the surface.…
By Annie Cooper03 Jul 2013
As today winds down a short workweek and the country grows antsy for Fourth of July shenanigans, we’re reminded that office life has a funny way of being soul-crushing.
Even with startup culture transforming clichéd cubicle farms into open workspaces, it’s that pervasive drone of air conditionin…
By Adam Pliskin28 Jun 2013
The future of all your stuff is officially in three brilliant dimensions. Our quickly evolving 3D printing technology is poised to revolutionize the way we produce virtually everything: from food, to furniture and even medicine. That’s a pretty broad list, so just how exactly does 3D printing wor…
By Diana Eloise Levy20 Mar 2013
In Los Angeles, waiters are by and large struggling actors. There’s a higher per capita of shiny expensive cars that don’t move very much due to traffic, and scantily clad bodies are ubiquitous and toned – the products of daily hikes and a firm yoga practice. Stereotypes like these, whether po…
By Nathan Savin Scott07 Mar 2013
Society typically hasn’t been kind to the young and broke forced to move back home with their parents when the real world offered no opportunities for independence. Setting up adulthood in the family basement represents a failure to launch.
In 2008 that sentiment was given a good dose of leniency wh…
By Annie Murphy27 Feb 2013
Human beings are hardwired to crave emotionally satisfying experiences. We all yearn for genuine connections with one another that will bring this about, and no matter how hard our capitalist society drives its point home, we’re not getting this fulfillment at work.
It brings to mind that widely r…
By Nathan Savin Scott18 Feb 2013
Before Jules Verne wrote his seminal 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, the great depths of our oceans have long fascinated the modern world. The ocean floor is a veritable alien landscape where mysterious creatures live, the barometric pressure is crushing, and light is scarce, if present at all.
By Conner Cordova07 Feb 2013
Nearly 300 years ago, Jonathan Swift wrote, “He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.”
Rough, ridged and flaky on the outside, it appears to be no more than a dirty sea rock. Slimy, stringy, and full of tiny organs on the inside, it rivals the most exotic and alien slugs. Oh, and once you do manage to pry o…