Grist List

Food

These dreamlike landscapes are made out of food

When artist Eszter Burghardt went hiking in Iceland, the geology there reminded her of cake — so she decided to reproduce it using food. The picture above isn’t a tilt-shifted photo of mountains. It’s a …

Pollution

Seriously mindblowing photo of toxic spill damage in Hungary

Photographer Palíndromo Mészáros has a whole series of photographs documenting the aftereffects of a 2010 toxic aluminum spill in Hungary. They’re all pretty staggering, but this one in particular really messed with our heads. This is …

Living

If Park Slope parents suck so bad at contraception, what hope is there for the rest of us?

In fiscal year 2012, the federal budget marked out $610 million for international family planning programs. But perhaps some of that funding needs to be directed inward, to fix the backwards bourgeois parents of Park …

Living

This summer’s blockbuster: Tiny House, THE MOVIE

The best cinema taps into our secret dreams, and TINY taps in specifically to our secret dreams about running away to Colorado and building a tiny house. Thus, we think it’s reasonable to assume it’ll …

Animals

Meet the parasitic crustacean named after Bob Marley

This little guy, a parasitic coral reef crustacean called a gnathiid, now has something in common with that one dog in that movie and a printer in the Glamour art department: He’s named after Bob …

Living

In the future, your clothes could be made of bacteria poo

The nice way to talk about Suzanne Lee’s garments is to say that they’re “biocouture” — biodegradable clothes that required no animal products in the making. The grosser to way to talk about them is …

Climate Change

Photos of train tracks and airplane runways melting in the heat

Last weekend’s heat played havoc with transportation in the D.C. area, but at least we got some cool photos out of the chaos. The  heat-buckled highway was just a heat-buckled highway — they’ve been all …

Cities

‘Missed Connections’ street art marks the sites of love affairs that never happened

I Wish I Said Hello takes the private moments of missed connections and puts them back in the public spaces where they occurred.

Cities

Museum’s indoor mini-golf course lets you putt your way through a miniature city

The National Building Museum may not be D.C.’s star attraction, but even if you don’t love it, it loves you. You can tell, because the museum is giving sweltering District residents a nice, cool place …

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