100 Best Bikes

Beautiful frames in a new book and a giveaway from Biomega

An up-to-the minute catalogue of the bike and brands that are changing the cycling industry, “100 Best Bikes” curates a mighty selection ranging from compact folding rides to chainless wonders. Zahid Sardar details throughout the book objects that “epitomize the widespread 21st-century bicycle renaissance.” His brief introduction to bicycle history begins with what he calls “clownish and hard to ride Penny-farthing or high-wheeler bikes” and …

This Means This, This Means That

Linguistics presents a friendly face in this user's guide to semiotics

Those who have tried to plough through the works of Ferdinand de Saussure or Jacques Derrida are likely to flee from anything with “semiotics” in the title—and with good reason. Without a significant amount of time and dedication, the field is nearly impenetrable. “This Means This, This Means That“, however, delivers on a promise to explain the obscure field of semiotics by way of example. …