Q. Dear Umbra, I read an article by an environmentalist that the lifestyle change with the biggest impact is to quit flying. If I want to go to Europe from California, is it better for the planet if I take a bus/train to the East Coast and then take a ship to Europe and back…
Why I want to thank everyone who has ever been a part of my life, for good or for bad.
Three decades after their debut album, writer and Pet Shop Boys devotee Tom Hocknell tries to pin down the secret to the pop duo’s endurance.
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Expatriate illustrator Jessie Kanelos Weiner on art and life in Paris, France.
“I want you to enjoy every moment of your life and sometimes just toss that hair in a quick messy bun and run out the door on your way to another adventure.” Writer Larinna Chandler wishes for her daughter to blaze her own path.
“I want robots to do my bidding as much as the next guy, but our history with labor-saving robots has been sketchy at best. We’ve been here before and there are lots of predictably bad outcomes from automation.”
“Was this the journey they’d imagined in the days after Jenny’s miscarriage? Were they getting away from pain and grief?” At Backpacker, Steve Friedman chronicles ultrarunner Scott Jurek’s challenging journey to break the speed record on the Appalachian Trail.
Author John Scalzi on what a historic election night means for Democrats — and Bernie Sanders — going forward.
Holly Wren Spaulding reflects on making art: “These acts originate in my commitment, my pact with myself, to pay attention to life — my one and only life — and the little world I inhabit.”
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