On Our Radar: Colin Cameron Explores Doomsday Anxiety, Romance and Overt Nostalgia in ‘Deepfake’ Video

What does it mean? That’s a more difficult question to answer than ever in recent memory. If there is a higher power worth pursuing, why does the world seem so endlessly chaotic, unexplainable, and – let’s not whitewash things – hopelessly screwed up. We’d love to briefly touch on the things that keep us up … Read more

Why is purple the color of royalty?and more questions from our readers | at the Smithsonian

One reader wondered: Since purple dye is scarce, why don’t people combine blue and red? Illustration by Aurélia Fronty Q: I’ve heard that purple is called the royal color because purple dye used to be scarce. Why don’t people combine blue and red? Dan Warnock | Baker City, OR In fact, many of the purples … Read more