The Death Cure: Stayin’ Alive

Because 2017 is definitely trying to kill us.

Special Arrangements

Japanese artist Azuma Makoto turns deconstructed floristry into fine art.

The New Dawn of New Age

How the consciousness-raising movement emerged from the margins to become a predominant force in American pop culture—and where the light might shine next.

Innocent When You Meme: The Best Weird Internet Videos of 2016

Yeah, yeah, we get it. Beyoncé had a good year. But can we get on to the more important stuff now?

Dancing Through the Elements at Day for Night

Houston’s most innovative music and arts festival offers plenty of opportunities to get lost.

Friends with Benefits: Whitney, Sinkane, Rhys Darby, and More on the Year that Was

Our pals from the worlds of music, film, and TV offer their lists for the best of the year.

In Conversation: Thomas Dolby Drops Science Like Galileo Dropped the Orange

After pop stardom, the “She Blinded Me with Science” singer set his sights on the intersection of music and technology.

FLOOD Presents The Year in Art and Culture

Media’s boundaries are more porous than ever, and great artwork abounds. So does weirdness.

The “You Can’t Freeze Time” Cure

Serene entertainments to help draw out what little time we have left.

Breaking: Polly Wales

Besting Tiffany’s and Ivanka Trump at their own game is just another jewel in the crown of the LA-based maker.

2016 Holiday Gift Guide

At this point, we’ll take any excuse to celebrate.

Laughtershock: Comedy As a Minor Form of Resistance

How do you laugh at anything after an election like this?

Sci-Fidelity: The Future Dreams of Daveed Diggs

True to his past, living in the present, and crafting visions of the future, Daveed Diggs travels through time—and wishes for more of it—on a mission to redefine “normal.”

A House Divided: How Barry Moser’s “We Were Brothers” Offers a Way Forward After Trump

The author’s reflections on his relationship with his deeply racist brother make an appeal to our common humanity.

Green Skies Over Red Seas: A Conversation with Luke Healy, Author of “How to Survive in the North”

The graphic novelist talks about his first book, out this month from Nobrow, and shares a few pages.

Oil City Lights: How Houston’s Day for Night is Putting the “Arts” in “Music and Arts Festival”

The Gulf Coast humidity means things often get melded in Houston, but one gathering is blurring the line between music festival and art installation in a new way.

Transmissions from a Heartbroken Mob on a Los Angeles Freeway

With nationwide protests sending out a clear message, why does it all just feel like shouting in a bucket?

The Desolation Cure: Finding Beauty in the Ruins

Now seems like a good time to remind ourselves of the beautiful things that we have the power to create.

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