Issue No. 06 | December 2017
Tis the season for giving and receiving. But not every gift is expected—or desired. In this issue, we explore the idea of what it means to be gifted, literally and metaphorically, in a custom-built advent calendar. Come back for a new gift, every day in December.
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Snowy Bing Bongs Across The North Star Combat Zone
Could this dance-comedy-sketch weirdness become a new holiday tradition? Consider swapping your Yule log for Cocoon Central Dance Team’s visually stunning potpourri of...something.
INSIDE THE ISSUE
Life Is a Gift
When a present becomes more than just an object.
You Are Good at Things
Choosing a doughnut, spying on other people’s text messages, touching your toes ... you are gifted. You are talented. You are good at things!
You found a dinosaur in the woods. But who’s going to believe you?
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FROM THE OFF TOPIC NEWSLETTER
The Mesmerizing World of Homemade Weapons
Get in the proverbial ring for Death Matches, where people compete with some of the most insane (and creative) weapons imaginable.
Holiday Food Through History, Explained
Holiday food has always been special but how did we get our specific ideas about eating turkey at Thanksgiving or ham at Christmas?
What Happened to Putin’s Face?
Vladimir Putin and the growing field of male plastic surgery.
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