If you hang out much with thinking people, conversation eventually turns to the serious political and cultural questions of our times. Such as: How can the Americans remain so consistently brain-fucked? Much of the world, including plenty of Americans, asks that question as they watch U.S. culture go down like a thrashing mastodon giving itself up to some Pleistocene tar pit. One explanation might be the effect of 40 years of deep fried industrial chicken pulp, and 44 ounce Big Gulp soft drinks. Another might be pop culture, which is not culture at all of course, but marketing.
A toxicologist explains the impacts of antidepressants on fish — and no, they’re not getting any happier.
Ancient humans crossed the Bering Strait land bridge from Asia into North America. But some of them went back.
Some experiences even continue to pay dividends time and time again.
To answer that question, we may have to figure out when the famed painter started to go bald.
X marks the spot. The Dutch town of Ommeren has been swamped by detectorists armed with shovels looking for $20-million treasure.