The Symbiosis of Friendship As Detailed by Microbe & Gasoline

In every adolescence, there is a period characterized by feelings of isolation and loneliness. For the protagonist of Microbe & Gasoline, fourteen-year-old Daniel Guéret (Ange Dargent) a.k.a. Microbe–a nickname bequeathed to him thanks to his small stature–these sentiments feel more eternal than temporary. Although he blends in easily enough with …

Are Countries With Shitty Internet Access Secretly Happier?

When considering the countries with the highest quality of internet–specifically the United States–it makes one wonder if the territories without quick and easy access are somewhat more contented. Of course, less westernized nations like, say, Kazakhstan (which Borat obviously put on the map) are not exactly setting a barometer for …