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Systemic thinness

The “fit” model begins the fashion process: designer outfits are created around a live, in-house skeleton. Few designers have a curvy or …

The Dark Art of the Trailer

After the screening, Palen listened carefully to the focus group. Then, on the escalator down from the theatre, he said, “They weren’t …

Modelling culture

It’s one of those great Civ moments where the metaphors of game design come together to offer a sly commentary on the …

Behind the plastic curtain

  Grace Dent on the survivors of the pop system, and the price extracted from its young avatars. See also models and …

Unexpected signal in the noise

This is one of those delightful bits of lateral thinking that sometimes come up in science. Raindrops scatter microwave signals in a …

Honey laundering

Not just a bad pun: Customs and Justice Department investigators told Food Safety News that whenever U.S. food safety or criminal experts …