Sydney Lea

  • Peaceable Kingdom

    Does anyone not dream of heaven? After the quarrel, he wishes his own could land at his feet. He’s on foot. As he passes the round Shaker barn…

  • Recession

    A grotesquerie for so long we mostly ignored it: Illuminated mammoth Santa atop. The QuikStop’s roof, presiding over pumps. That gleamed and…

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A Short Film That Skewers Hollywood

A studio executive concocts an animated blockbuster. Who cares about the story?

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In Online Dating, Everyone's a Little Bit Racist

The co-founder of OKCupid shares findings from his analysis of millions of users' data.

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What Is a Sandwich?

We're overthinking sandwiches, so you don't have to.

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How Will Climate Change Affect Cities?

Urban planners and environmentalists predict the future of city life.

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The Inner Life of a Drag Queen

A short documentary about cross-dressing, masculinity, identity, and performance

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Let's Talk About Not Smoking

Why does smoking maintain its allure? James Hamblin seeks the wisdom of a cool person.

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