A dive into the gritty reality of life for two blind teenagers resurfaces as a remarkable exploration of youth The post Dimmer appeared first on Aeon Magazine.
Anyone who has ever read the Bible knows that God can speak. Over the course of six days, God speaks the world into existence and then speaks to both Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.
Shoes hang from overhead wires around the world. What’s behind this urban meme – crime, sex, drugs, art, politics?
My grandma believes that the President of the United States is trying to remove ‘In God We Trust’ from US currency.
The Explorers Club was behind many of the 20th century’s greatest expeditions. What’s its role in the 21st century?
The past decade has seen an avalanche of paradigm-shattering studies in the biological, toxicological and behavioural sciences: from findings published recently in Science and in Nature showing that sperm carry the marks of a man’s trauma and undernourishment, which leads to depression and metabolic
The end of celluloid might be near, but this devoted cinephile keeps the old movie magic alive in his east London shop The post The way of the dodo appeared first on Aeon Magazine.
The Hidden Wiki holds the keys to a secret internet. To reach it, you need a special browser that can access ‘Tor Hidden Services’ – websites that have chosen to obscure their physical location.
Why do dangers, such as a foreboding storm on the horizon or a view from the edge of a cliff, exhilarate the human mind?
For decades, went the story, books, candy and propane tanks had gone missing from a small community called Pine Tree on North Pond in central Maine.
In a tiny couture shop, two bickering 90-something sisters reveal tantalising glimpses of colourful past lives The post The ladies appeared first on Aeon Magazine.
In July 2011, participants at a conference on the placid shore of Lake Traunsee in Austria were polled on what they thought the meeting was about.
Poor Indian farmers are rich in two things: knowledge and biodiversity. The future of food depends on preserving both The post A commons sense appeared first on Aeon Magazine.
On 5 July 2009, residents of Xinjiang, China’s far western province, found the internet wasn’t working.
Google’s Street View transforms Manhattan into an eerie world populated by strangers trapped in a single moment The post Street views appeared first on Aeon Magazine.
To its devotees, flamenco manifests profound emotion. For its practitioners, it ‘completely intertwines with life’ The post Soleá: the flamenco of Seville appeared first on Aeon Magazine.
At a dinner party, you find yourself seated next to a man named Sam. He’s a new acquaintance, but it turns out the two of you have several friends in common – so you’re keen to make a good impression.
The moment Solomon lost his faith, he was standing on the D train, swaying back and forth with its movement as if in prayer.
Drugs and rehabilitation programs failed these traumatised veterans but they had one last option: caring for a rescue dog The post War dogs appeared first on Aeon Magazine.
I stare out the window from my tiny flat on the 300th floor, hermetically sealed in a soaring, climate-controlled high-rise, honeycombed with hundreds of dwellings just like mine, and survey the breathtaking vistas from my lofty perch more than half a mile above ground: the craftsman cottages with t