All posts by Contributor

Eastern Europe Sees More Fiat Options for Trading Crypto

The countries of Central and Eastern Europe, a diverse region sometimes referred to as the ‘Second World,’ are at different stages of their economic development and political integration with the EU or other supranational organizations. Having less established traditional sectors,...

/ January 12, 2020

EU Countries Commence Crypto Regulations as Mandated by New Directive

The European Union’s 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive mandates that member states start regulating crypto assets by Jan. 10. Crypto exchanges and custodial wallet providers are now covered by the same regulatory requirements as banks and other financial institutions. Also read:...

/ January 11, 2020

Long Live Short Fiction: The New Golden Age of the SFF Novella

As we head into a new year and a new decade, let’s take a moment to consider the novella… These intermediaries between the disparate realms of the novel and the short story are experiencing a renaissance in the publishing world....

/ January 10, 2020

Astounded Scholars Just Found What Appears to Be a Previously Unknown Work by Albrecht Dürer in a Church’s Gift Shop

Experts in Vienna have discovered an artwork in a local cathedral that may bear the hand of the Renaissance master Albrecht Dürer. Scholars believe a newly discovered wall painting in the city’s St. Stephen’s Cathedral features an underdrawing that was sketched by the famed...

/ January 10, 2020

Invitation to a Heist: Genevieve Cogman’s The Secret Chapter

When you have a fantasy series built around a multiverse of dragons, fae, and interdimensional Librarians who acquire books and texts to stabilize worlds, you can play in a lot of subgenres. From political intrigue to interdimensional rescue to murder...

/ January 10, 2020

Just How Many Star Trek Movies Are in Development Now?

Director Noah Hawley (Legion, Fargo) has given fans an update on Star Trek 4, and if you read between the lines it sounds like his idea for the film could be a sharp departure from anything else we’ve seen in...

/ January 10, 2020

The Venice Biennale Has Appointed Cecilia Alemani, the Artistic Force Behind New York’s High Line, as the Curator of Its 2021 Edition

Curator Cecilia Alemani will serve as artistic director of the 59th edition of the prestigious Venice Biennale. Alemani, who will become the fifth woman ever to helm the international exhibition, is the junior director and chief curator of High Line Art,...

/ January 10, 2020

6 High Interest-Paying Options for Crypto Lenders

As anyone who has ever sought to lend crypto will attest, significant variance exists in the APR offered to lenders. Indeed, the spectrum can swing from 1% to 8% – even when it’s the same asset being loaned across platforms...

/ January 10, 2020

Australia, your country is burning – dangerous climate change is here with you now

‘In Australia, beds are burning. So are entire towns, irreplaceable forests and endangered and precious animal species such as the koala.’ State Government Of Victoria Handout/EPAAfter years studying the climate, my work has brought me to Sydney where I’m studying...

/ January 10, 2020

Bushfires, bots and arson claims: Australia flung in the global disinformation spotlight

In the first week of 2020, hashtag #ArsonEmergency became the focal point of a new online narrative surrounding the bushfire crisis. The message: the cause is arson, not climate change. Police and bushfire services (and some journalists) have contradicted this...

/ January 10, 2020

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Has Lost Its Director

Marvel is now looking for a new director for its upcoming Doctor Strange sequel, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Variety reports that director Scott Derrickson has left the project over creative differences. In a statement to Variety, Marvel...

/ January 10, 2020

Rising eco-anxiety means we should address mental health alongside food security

Worrying about climate change has an adverse effect on our health and addressing this has to be part of the fight. (Shutterstock)For over a quarter of a century, United Nations climate negotiations have failed to reach a legally binding treaty....

/ January 9, 2020

Pace Adds Brazil’s Beatriz Milhazes, One of the Top-Selling Female Artists Alive, to Its Fast-Growing Roster

Fresh off the inauguration of its expanded New York HQ last fall, Pace Gallery has been adding new artists at a rapid… pace. The latest one is a high-profile get: Brazilian painter and sculptor Beatriz Milhazes, who has been represented...

/ January 9, 2020

6 things to ask yourself before you share a bushfire map on social media

NASA’s Worldview software gives you a satellite view of Earth right now, and can help track the spread of fires. Nasa WorldviewIn recent days, many worrying bushfire maps have been circulating online, some appearing to suggest all of Australia is...

/ January 9, 2020

A Japanese Mega-Collector Is Giving Away $9 Million to His Twitter Followers to See If Money Makes People Happy

The billionaire art collector and fashion mogul Yusaku Maezawa is giving away ¥1 billion ($9 million) to a group of his Twitter followers in a “social experiment.” The 44-year-old Japanese businessman, whose net worth is currently estimated at $2 billion, wants...

/ January 9, 2020

ECB Wants Active Role in Crypto, Will Not Deter Private Solutions

The European Central Bank (ECB) wants to play an active role in the field of digital currency, said President Christine Lagarde. As the bank works on its own digital currency and an instant payment system, Lagarde emphasizes that “central bank...

/ January 9, 2020

As fires rage, we must use social media for long-term change, not just short-term fundraising

Comedian Celeste Barber's fundraising efforts have gained monumental support. But we need to think of long-term engagement in climate action too. FacebookWith 26 fatalities, half a billion animals impacted and 10.7 million hectares of land burnt, Australia faces a record-breaking...

/ January 9, 2020

Winning at social media is probably simpler than you think

The world is starting to see the gradual decline of Facebook, with 15 million US users dropping off between 2017 and last year. Nonetheless, Facebook remains the largest social network in the world. As of late last year, almost 60%...

/ January 8, 2020

Puerto Rico’s Museums Face Devastating Losses After a Spate of Earthquakes Struck the Island

Puerto Rico has experienced a series of increasingly strong earthquakes in recent days, culminating in a 6.4 earthquake on Tuesday that triggered a widespread blackout, leveled buildings, and killed at least one person. In the wake of the destruction, art...

/ January 8, 2020

Great Race, My Ass: Scott R. Jones’s “The Amnesiac’s Lament”

Welcome back to the Lovecraft reread, in which two modern Mythos writers get girl cooties all over old Howard’s sandbox, from those who inspired him to those who were inspired in turn. This week, we’re reading Scott R. Jones’s “The...

/ January 8, 2020