Catfish: The TV Show, while on the surface purporting to be a show about bringing people together, is really an opportunity for viewers to witness the exposure and embarrassment (and thus punishment) of someone guilty of the social crime of lying.
words by Stephanie Martin | illustration by Ryan VonMinus
One of the rather quirky scientists started talking about how it was almost the last lunar quarter of the year, which triggers his favorite event, epitoky. “What is that?” I asked. His response, “Three words: glowing worm sperm.”
words by Franny Choi | illustration by Molly McClurg
“Mantis Shrimp (Order Stomatopoda): Lightning-fast predators with the most complex eyes in the animal kingdom. Their powerful limbs spear or club their prey using one of the fastest responses known to man. They can deliver a blow that is equivalent to the force of a bullet.” — BBC Science & Nature
This issue explores this relationship through various media, from different points of view, and different interpretations of the word “animal.” So join us for the next 16 pages and let’s celebrate our shelled, scaled, furry, feathered, finned, and, yes, thumbed friends in CAP 04: The Animal Issue.
Texting’s become a fairly trivial process: have an idea you need to communicate, but not verbalize; eschew email either due to its inherent air of professionalism or your relative distance from a laptop; keep under 160 characters; brace for response.
Regardless of their intent, the presence of lawn ornaments is a reminder that the desire to distinguish and express ourselves can be as instinctive and fundamental as having four walls and a roof over our heads.