Articles by Desna Destri


Ginger Strand writes for Orion Magazine on the modern day pet industry at Global Pet Expo 2007: As you glide down over central Florida into Orlando International Airport, the Earth glitters up at…


Jenny Diski writes for the New Statesman: Desert, the noun deriving from the verb “to deserve”, appears to be an essential human dynamic. It is at least a central anxiety that provides…


Via PCWorld: When you see reports about the small, remote-controlled drones that the military uses to gather intelligence and target enemies in Pakistan and Afghanistan, it’s easy to assume that all our…




I’ve been listening to more music recently than I have reading new things, and even though I first heard this track a few years ago, it’s one I find myself often revisiting… cautiously. As time has passed, I have found with each listen it’s relevancy has increased, and it begs some uncomfortable and rarely asked questions.

Delivered with elegance and poignancy, this is  Recoil’s “Supreme”.


Authored by Venkat of Ribbonfarm:  This is the question of good and evil. For those of you who want the elevator-pitch version, the short position is this: my entire thesis is amoral;…


Ever wondered if we are not alone in the universe? As this truly nerdgasmic crash-course by Robert A. Freitas Jr speculates, the scope for alien life could be positively astronomical.  Via xenology.info: Xenology is…