Who decides whether art is ‘good’ or ‘bad’? | A.O. Scott

I think that taste hierarchies do exist and they’re almost always the kind of the representation of other sorts of hierarchies and assumptions. And that’s why I really think that part of the job of criticism is to be against…

The Last Light Before Eternal Darkness – White Dwarfs & Black Dwarfs

The Last Light Before Eternal Darkness – White Dwarfs & Black Dwarfs

Humans can survive in this universe as long as we have an energy source. Unfortunately, the universe will die. It will happen slowly, over many billions of years, but it will happen. On a universal time scale, stars like our…

A mother and son united by love and art | Deborah Willis and Hank Willis Thomas

A mother and son united by love and art | Deborah Willis and Hank Willis Thomas

Hank Willis Thomas: I’m Deb’s son. (Laughter) Deborah Willis: And I’m Hank’s mom. HWT: We’ve said that so many times, we’ve made a piece about it. It’s called “Sometimes I See Myself In You,” and it speaks to the symbiotic…

The Black Hole Bomb and Black Hole Civilizations

The Black Hole Bomb and Black Hole Civilizations

Black holes are the largest collections of pure violent energy in the universe. If you come too close, they’ll devour you and add your energy to their collection. And so, the energy is lost to us forever. Or is it?…

Who Owns The Moon?

Who Owns The Moon?

Hey, Vsauce. Michael here. Gregory W. Nemitz registered some land containing 492 quintillion dollars worth of platinum. The land was right here… well, over here – an asteroid named 433 Eros. Not a single sovereign nation on earth recognizes human…

70 PHOTOS YOU MUST SEE BEFORE YOU DIE (Historical Images)

70 PHOTOS YOU MUST SEE BEFORE YOU DIE (Historical Images)