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Smart Pop Classics: What Is The Matrix?

In the Smart Pop Classics series, we share greatest hits from our throwback essay collections. This week, media and cultural critic Read Mercer Schuchardt presents the definitive answer to the question “What is the Matrix?” in their piece from our very first Smart Pop book, Taking the Red Pill: Science, Philosophy and Religion in The… Read more Smart Pop Classics: What Is The Matrix?

Things We Loved This Week

In this week’s Things We Loved This Week we share (spoiler alert)…the things we loved! Read on for our pop culture recommendations. Some stellar news. Earlier this week, our Star Trek friends shared a sneak peek into our upcoming book on Starfleet, including a gallery of some of the interior spreads on! We can’t… Read more Things We Loved This Week