Elon Musk argues that we must put a million people on Mars if we are to ensure that humanity has a future.

Exodus

6themorningnews.org, aeon.co, Elon Musk, Mars, SpaceX, space, colonization, Earth, environment, headlines,

The world of the myope is often a nicer place—faces lack wrinkles, and trees seem to be painted by Monet. Then, during a visit to Moscow, a black spot appears.

"Start of Darkness" by Emma Winsor Wood

6themorningnews.org, Emma Winsor Wood, myopia, health, vision, Russia, travel, work, personal essays, features, archives,

Australia’s foray into the world of plain, virtually indistinguishable cigarette boxes has been fairly successful. Shortly after the new law was implemented, calls to Quitline, a helpline for those looking to quit smoking, spiked by nearly 80 percent.

When all cigarette packs look the same, fewer people buy them

6themorningnews.org, washingtonpost.com, tobacco, smoking, packaging, Australia, France, branding, health, headlines,

Continuing our series where we ask novelists to write restaurant reviews that are absolutely not restaurant reviews, the author of the Southern Reach trilogy meets his match in a Dublin brie.
"Fallon and Byrne" by Jeff VanderMeer
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Continuing our series where we ask novelists to write restaurant reviews that are absolutely not restaurant reviews, the author of the Southern Reach trilogy meets his match in a Dublin brie.

"Fallon and Byrne" by Jeff VanderMeer

6themorningnews.org, Jeff VanderMeer, food, literature, Ireland, Dublin, Novelists in Restaurants Eating Food, writing, features,

Taking inspiration from Dutch vanitas paintings, photographer Justine Reyes’s latest series “Vanitas” creates still lifes from contemporary objects, getting the composition, textures, and colors so precisely “right,” it’s a wonder we’re not seeing some 17th-century Flemish take on contemporary life.

Going Dutch by Justine Reyes

6themorningnews.org, Justine Reyes, photography, still life, painting, homage, Dutch, galleries, archives,

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes on Monday refused to block the city from shutting off water to delinquent customers for six months, saying there is no right to free water and Detroit can’t afford to lose the revenue.

Judge won’t stop shut-offs, says no right to free water

6themorningnews.org, detroitnews.com, Steven Rhodes, judge, Detroit, water, public utility, rights, protests, revenue, headlines,

The bread and butter of online journalism, epitomized by lists like “The 25 Most Kimye Things That Have Ever Happened,” got its start in a 19th-century column in the New York Times.

"Some Facts About the Listicle" by Sam Bungey

6themorningnews.org, Sam Bungey, journalism, media, Internet, publishing, lists, features,

The policy isn’t new, so why is it getting attention now? Within the last couple weeks, dozens of drag queens’ Facebook profiles were reported as not having “real” names (Facebook says it does not seek out fake profiles). Those flagged accounts were deactivated.

Facebook Requires Real Names. What Does That Mean For Drag Queens?

6themorningnews.org, npr.org, Facebook, drag queens, names, social media, technology, identity, privacy, headlines,

Today marks the 75th anniversary of H.P. Lovecraft’s death. From Stephen King’s It to “The Call of Cthulhu,” a survey of the 20th century’s greatest horror writer’s afterlife of influence. (From March 2012)
"H.P. Lovecraft, Author, Is Dead" by Matthew Baldwin
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Today marks the 75th anniversary of H.P. Lovecraft’s death. From Stephen King’s It to “The Call of Cthulhu,” a survey of the 20th century’s greatest horror writer’s afterlife of influence. (From March 2012)

"H.P. Lovecraft, Author, Is Dead" by Matthew Baldwin

6themorningnews.org, Matthew Baldwin, H.P. Lovecraft, horror, fantasy, writers, death, profiles, publishing, features, archives,

Downtown Hong Kong turned into a battlefield of tear gas and seething crowds on Sunday after the police moved against a student democracy protest, inciting public fury that brought tens of thousands of people onto the streets of a city long known as a stable financial center.

Crackdown on Protests by Hong Kong Police Draws More to the Streets

6themorningnews.org, nytimes.com, Hong Kong, China, protest, police, government, politics, headlines,

In their new book Volatile Smile, Beate Geissler and Oliver Sann examine the offices of trading companies in Chicago. Also included are portraits of gamers at the very moment they kill an opponent. The parallels are disturbing.

Dark Markets by Beate Geissler & Oliver Sann

6themorningnews.org, Beate Geissler, Oliver Sann, photography, finance, markets, stocks, trading, work, gamers, galleries,

The impish, chaotic boys in Maximilian Toth’s paintings are Maurice Sendak’s Max, the neighborhood playground prince, and your nephew who pretends kitchen utensils are guns. These “little beasts,” painted to look like chalk on blackboard, represent the energy and spirit of childhood as it clashes with the order of the developed world.

Little Beasts by Maximilian Toth

6themorningnews.org, Maximilian Toth, artists, mixed media, illustration, painting, boys, children, games, galleries, archives,

Experts answer what they know. The Non-Expert answers anything. A reader wants to know if it’s OK to date a distant relative. We answer by way of flowchart. (August 2010)

"Can We Date?" by Erik Bryan

6themorningnews.org, Erik Bryan, Jennifer Daniel, Non-Expert, dating, relationships, incest, flowchart, advice, features, archives,

America es un gran burrito, a giant tortilla stuffed with dreams. Or so it seems to me, now that I’ve eaten my way across it.

America’s Best Burrito

6themorningnews.org, fivethirtyeight.com, burritos, America, lists, contest, food, restaurants, headlines,

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