Opinion

The Great Divide

Two years ago, a series of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammad printed in a Danish newspaper made the rift between Islam and the largely Christian West a little bit wider. Most Muslims find images of the prophet offensive. I’m not sure the exact reason for this–I could look it up,…

Chinese Balls Are Not Always Relaxing

The teachings of Confucius encompass almost every aspect of becoming a better person. Unfortunately, he missed one glaring example of common decency: A kind man always wears pants in public. One brisk November day, I hopped in the car and headed to the gym. I work out at a predominantly…

Hello, Hello

ON MONDAY, FEB. 4TH, COINCIDENTALLY THE SAME DAY Submerge’s inaugural issue hits the streets, our friends at NASA will be broadcasting The Beatles’ “Across the Universe” into deep space. The event will take place at 7 PM Eastern time (4 PM Pacific) and will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the…