Red Letters

Howl­ing all the way down to Hell

Editor-in-Chief David Blue ponders divisions in class and culture between the roles of industry and consumer as they manifest in business, academic, and communal transactions across geography and time from the two extremes of the macro and the pico frames.

I didn’t really understand any of it.

Jackson Griebal

Tedious and hard to read.

Hawthorn Bradley

David’s longread on the centuries long persecution and disenfranchisement of the cockroach community in the United States was incredibly moving and illuminating.

Moe Malik

Everything I’ve read by David Blue has been nothing short of eyeopening.


This vertical is the new testament in my blood, which I shed digitally for you.

Twitter Lists

Twitter's incongruities and failures in designing their native services have become a part of their identity, but there are still a few ways you can make your Twitter experience better if you know where to look.

The Good Guy, Han Solo

In Ron Howard's care, Han Solo's spinoff impishly submerges the Star Wars fan in the staple origin of the reluctant hero's rudimentary and tiresome lifelong inner conflict among a steady unsubtle spattering of jokes at the

Google Church

Parallels between Google and the 16th century Vatican abound, and last week's news about the company revealed that they're quickly losing their minds, and are well on track to assuming their place as our new ruler.

Mom and Dad

Brian Taylor's 83 minutes of gross suburban parental terror and hilarity performs every function you could possibly ask of such a film, combining excellent attention to detail with a refreshingly inventive use of sound.

The Last iPhone

If you've been using iOS since the beginning, the iPhone 8 represents the end of your era, but how well does it wrap things up?

Three Billboards Outside Silva North Carolina

Martin McDonagh's black comedy recklessly portrays working class Missourians in a tasteless fashion that wouldn't be unforgivably insensible without a few uncouth decisions.


Facebook's "new" commitment for 2018 is not a concession and its CEO has never sought anything more noble than the continued liquidation of your attention.

Rock Springs, Wyoming

Stumbling upon the history and mysteries of bloodstained Rock Springs in its dining, lodging, and "nightlife" before escaping, unsettled on a slashed tire.

Flying in Minecraft

A quick tutorial of flight in Minecraft that'll have you in the air in no time! Before you take off, let's consider some alternative experiences.

Through an iPhone 4’s Lens

The launch of the iPhone 4 instigated a change in our perception of digital photography. We looked back to find our favorite of its snaps for us.

The Email Chic

How to make useful sense of The Second Email Age and its often-vile hives by choosing the right newsletters according to an old rogue outside the industry.

Mark Fuck

The monumental amount of unsubstantiated gossip and conjecture enabled every day by Facebook is lethal to the human intellect. Can fire be fought with fire?

In Bloom

Before we head West, we're setting our sights locally on the conflicts and triumphs of our native Columbia, Missouri.

Looking for Punk in All the Wrong Places

We found that a special brand of uncommercialized enjoyment was all MAGFest required to harden itself against our counter-culture, proving many assumptions wrong.

Santa Claus is Dead

We think we found an easy treatment for the fake news problem.

Pfaall for President

Our fake news Editor-in-Chief addresses the commotion surrounding aggregated misinformation and the meaning of the "media company" label.

Stop Settling for Mono Playback

As dual speakers become the norm in smartphone design, let us briefly examine and explain why one should always expect to hear their music in stereo.

Kilgore Trout on CreateSpace

The relationship between Kurt Vonnegut, Ayn Rand and self-publishing leads to questions of the future which we should be asking ourselves, regularly.

The Ego Divide

The recently-discontinued Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet darkly mirrors sentiments first begun with the Pontiac Aztek, narrating Generation X's decline.

IF We Never Forget

Every day, digital engineering grows closer and closer to virtually-unlimited memory capacity, delivering infinity in the form of the iOS journaling apps Evernote and Day One as they work together with IFTTT.


An image of a musician in the aftermath of a rigorous academic musical curriculum.

Johnny Tsunami 6: Separate, But Equal

In revisiting Disney movies from our childhoods, we stumbled upon a good number of surprisingly insightful sentiments about race and class.

Stairs, Wiggling

I saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens in-theatre and felt something, but is that really enough defense for the continued existence of the franchise?

A Wankel Reunion

David Blue was able to drive a long-awaited Wankel-powered first generation Mazda Rx-7 resembling a shed-bound example with childhood significance.

The Aztek Conspiracy

General Motors brought out the, pretty ugly, Pontiac Aztek just to spite it's customers. ts subsequent success has made America a worse place to live in.