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You Can Make Your Own Healthy Ice Cream With This $50 Machine

Ice cream does not grow on trees. Nor does it appear when you stand in the front of the mirror and says its name three times. But even though these harsh truths may be hard to face when you're in need of dessert, it's reassuring to know that you can make your own damn ice cream in a matter of minutes, thanks to the soft serve visionaries at a company called Yonanas.  While it isn't exactly an ice cream maker, the Yonanas frozen Healthy...

Kara Walker’s Triumphant New Show Is the Best Art Made About This Country in This Century

James Baldwin once said that “no true account really of black life can be held, can be contained, in the American vocabulary.” Kara Walker’s devastating new exhibition suggests that such an account might be given visibly. Or at least that Walker is coming close. Witness her mad Boschian American Babylon of race, irredeemable evil, barbarity, hatred, demons, white people self-cretinizing, lynchings, dominance, submission, rage, modern Black Power figures, shuffling black cleaning ladies,...

The Spark: Portugal. The Man’s Kyle O’Quin on Creativity and Pairing Beethoven With Blue Dream

Back in February, Portugal. The Man (PTM) keyboardist Kyle O’Quin made a sophisticated splash into the Oregon cannabis industry by combining classical piano with craft cannabis in a rare performance at the historical Harry McCormick House in Portland.Artists can share their love of their art using our collective understanding of cannabis as the platform.Kyle O'Quin, Portugal. The ManPart of the Live at HiFi concert series that’s hosted acts such as Stephen Malkmus of Pavement and China Forbes...

Math Monday: Access to Addition

Let’s face it. There are easier ways to count a pile of marbles than to deposit them one by one into either of the machines we’ve built over the last couple of weeks. Can’t we build a machine that would do something at least slightly more useful? Like at least add two numbers?The pleasant surprise is that every counting machine is already an adding machine, or very nearly so. All we need to do is append multiple insertion points for marbles. The entry chute we’ve been using drops...