Well, you know exactly what’s going to happen. When a car has 10 times the horsepower of a truck, the truck is going to get smoked. The question is how bad will the torching be? Hilariously bad. The trophy truck was given a six-second head start and still got beat, because the Funny Car is just too ridiculously…
It’s like this whole bike race is in fast forward or something. But it’s actually just on an abandoned bobsled track on the mountain Trebevic in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The speed that the bikers reach and the angles at which they are riding are totally insane so it’s best for us mere mortals to stay away from the real…
Now that Lightspeed Magazine has published its ultra-successful issues featuring stories by women and queers (who “destroyed” genres like fantasy and science fiction), it’s the turn of people of color. And the latest update in the Kickstarter for People of Colo(u)r Destroy Science Fiction is a must-read. [Full…
The University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service has assembled a map that shows just how segregated out cities can be. The results can be used to help understand how racial problems affect communities and authorities.
Before he shot nine black Americans at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, 21-year-old Dylann Roof posed for photos holding a symbol of racial hatred. The same symbol that’s worn on t-shirts, wrapped around beer coozies, intertwined with American pop culture. Even if the flag is removed from South Carolina’s…
Will it be commonplace for people of the future to get their skin color artificially changed? Not just black or white or brown, but also orange and blue and grey? The 1972 documentary Future Shock, hosted by legendary director Orson Welles, imagined just such a world. “What happens to race?” Welles asks, when people…
My neighborhood is experiencing a crime wave. Just on my block in the last week, several packages were stolen from doorsteps and tires have been slashed on at least two cars. I found all of this out from an app that's quickly becoming our neighborhood's best security system. "I heard it from Fred two doors down" is…
If you read one comic today, make it "Lighten Up," Ronald Wimberly's short essay about an interaction with an editor who asked Wimberly to lighten the skin tone of a comic book character, which left him with a single, frustrating question: Why?
Hello, dear reader, and welcome to The Kerfuffler! I'm your host, fantasy writer, essayist, and mad tweeter, Saladin Ahmed. Every other week I'll be looking at America's seemingly endless culture wars playing out online, tracing their fault lines, and wading hip-deep into comment sections so you don't have to.
Andy and Jean don't race like we did when we were kids. They put on their parachutes, run up abandoned buildings in South Africa, and then jump back down to the finish line.
The U.S. has a long history of using pseudoscience to classify people by race. So what happens when we try to use a legitimate science? A new study of a large data sample from personal genomics company 23andme reveals that people's genetic backgrounds have little impact on their racial self-identification.
Several polls show that support for President Obama among the millennial generation has plummeted. Analysts have offered several reasons, including disenchantment with his healthcare initiative and declining trust in government. But one study says the actual fault-line among millennials is a familiar one: race.
I could have never imagined this could be possible: Watch this guy getting out of a London subway car and running all the way to next station to get back inside the same subway car.
The Red Bull Harescramble Erzbergrodeo might be the toughest enduro competition on the planet. Five hundred bikers compete in this crazy race that takes place in an old Austrian iron mine. This year's winner, Johnny Walker, attached a camera on his helmet to share his adrenaline-charged ride.
Those of us who grew up in St. Louis have a pretty cool parlor trick we can perform for you. We can basically predict the conversation that will occur, word-for-word, when we meet another person who grew up in St. Louis. Here is the first question we will ask each other: “What high school did you go to?”
The best part about the video—other than that ridiculously close call of the flying race car launching right pass the driver—is how the driver who almost got crashed into, calmly fixes his side view mirror and keeps driving.
I don't know how riders cope with the adrenaline of downhill urban mountain bike race. Here's Andrew Neethling speeding down Bratislava, in Slovakia.
N.K. Jemisin was a guest of honor last week at the feminist science fiction convention Wiscon, and delivered a stirring speech about dealing with racism in genre fandom and publishing. She also told a very disturbing story about her own experiences of racism over the past year.
What do you get when you combine huge horsepower buggies, Dubai sand dunes, and a camera drone? One spectacular video, that's what.