Culture

How the internet changed news, according to The Onion
Freethink spoke to Onion staffers about parodying news from the print era into the digital age.
Animation may be entering a new renaissance. Here’s why.
Popular animated films have been rendered in an increasingly realistic style recently. Here’s where animation is heading in the future.
From besting Tetris AI to epic speedruns – inside gaming’s most thrilling feats
Gaming embraces design elements that promote social connection, creativity, a sense of autonomy – and, ultimately, the sheer joy of mastery.
NFTs are extending the life of street art 
Traditional Thai cannabis cooking is back on the menu 
Are colleges necessary?
Reasons to be optimistic in 2022
A papyrus reveals how the Great Pyramid was built
World-class choir performs advent carols in VR
Viral TikTok recipes fill the menu at virtual restaurants
Inside the world’s most advanced cultivated meat facility
What’s so wrong about sexbots? 
AI artist Botto has made its first million