Orson Fortune and the Joy of Ludicrous Movie Character Names
From Scut Farkus and Santanico Pandemonium to Verbal Kint and Jar Jar Binks
“Squid Game” and the Alluring Falsity of Rejection Stories
We love an underdog story, but should we be more realistic?
Why Are Men Obsessed With Imaginary Fights Against Wild Animals?
Humans are physically pathetic. But a not-insignificant number of them refuse to accept it.
Kate Darling Knows the Secret to Coexisting With Robots
According to the MIT robot ethicist, the key isn't looking forward — it's looking back, to the animal kingdom
How Hard Is It to Break Into the World of Underwear Modeling, Really?
A 31-year-old journalist tries his hand at a notoriously unforgiving industry