Andrew Burmon

Andrew is a writer and editor living in Brooklyn. A New England native and recovered Californian, he previously worked for Men's Journal, Maxim, Salon.com, and The Cambodia Daily, among other outlets.
Culture
Shark Week Unofficially Began 240 Years Ago Thanks to John Singleton Copley
Andrew Burmon
John Singleton Copley's depiction of a shark attack is now an artistic masterpiece, but it used to be pop culture.
Culture
Robots, Star Wars, and Steph Curry Made 2016 the Year of American Cannon Fodder
Andrew Burmon
2016 was all about weapons. Then it became one.
Culture
The Swedish City of Gothenburg Proved Shorter Workdays Make Better Workers
Andrew Burmon
A Swedish municipal program proved that the six-hour workday can revolutionize a massive, growing industry.
Culture
Technoprogressivism Will Rewire the Malfunctioning Democratic Party
Andrew Burmon
When the Democratic Party gave up on technology, progressivism malfunctioned. Now, technophile liberals are preparing to fix a movement.
Culture
Donald Trump Weaponized Retrofuturism to Create Marketable Fantasy
Andrew Burmon
What do we make of a white evangelical future now?
Science
6 Reasons to Suspect 100 Percent of the American Space Vote Went to Trump
Andrew Burmon
Entertainment
The Dothraki Language Exists Largely in an Outdated Apple Pages File
Andrew Burmon
The Rosetta Stone for Westeros and Essos is an outdated .pages file.
Entertainment
How an Official 'Game of Thrones' Artist Become the Lannister's Court Painter
Andrew Burmon
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Innovation
Real-Time Win Probability Will Change NFL Football Forever
Andrew Burmon
Machine learning will create a fan-centric statistical revolution.
Entertainment
Faith and Science Team Up on 'Westworld," Thank Godhead
Andrew Burmon
Dr. Robert Ford, godhead, doesn't begrudge his creations the spirit of inquiry.
Science
A Scholar Explains How Bicameral Mind Theory Predicts the 'Westworld' Plot
Andrew Burmon
An obscure theory from the late 1970s is at the heart of TV's biggest mystery.
Innovation
HBO's 'Westworld' Will Help Americans Plan for the Automation Revolution
Andrew Burmon
'Westworld' forces its audience to answer some uncomfortable questions about their core functions.
Entertainment
Captain America Hangs Out in a Brooklyn Park at Night
Andrew Burmon
It's complicated. Way more complicated than it looks.
Entertainment
The Emmys Forgot 'Silicon Valley' is 100% Set Design
Andrew Burmon
Nominate the tiki torches.
Entertainment
Ehrlich is 'Silicon Valley 'Season 4’s Only Hope
Andrew Burmon
Yeah, he's annoying, but he might be apple to deliver a plot worthy of more than three episodes.
Entertainment
Independence Day: Resurgence' Proves Bill Pullman Was Evil
Andrew Burmon
He saved us from aliens, but not from ourselves.
Entertainment
Why It's Bizarre Jack Barker is Quoting Omar From 'The Wire' on 'Silicon Valley'
Andrew Burmon
Either HBO is getting self-referential, or the network execs are obsessed with Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Entertainment
The 'Silicon Valley' Horse Fucking Joke Should Make Engineers, HBO Writers Wince
Andrew Burmon
Confronting value-creation can be a disgusting business.
Entertainment
'Silicon Valley' Hits Google's Dog, Prepares to Smash Palo Alto Office Culture
Andrew Burmon
The professionalization of Pied Piper is just Mike Judge sharpening his teeth.
Culture
Did Science Solve the Bermuda Triangle Mystery? No. That's Not How Science Works
Andrew Burmon
In which we learn a neat lesson about geoscience and that it's impossible to prove a negative.