Joel Fernando

Joel Fernando is an underground filmmaker and experimental audio/visual communicator based in New York City. Email him at or follow him on Instagram.

Brow Beat
June 20 2014 12:01 PMEvery Music Biopic Trailer Is Exactly the Same, and Here’s Proof
June 13 2014 1:26 PMThe Tender, Raunchy, Heartbreaking Lesbian Sex of Orange Is the New Black. (Video.)
May 20 2014 2:33 PMThe Purple Bear That Took ChinaHow a small lavender farm made a stuffed bear so popular that the Chinese government got involved.
April 30 2014 4:49 PMThe Time to Start Hoarding Lobsters Is Now​The Maine lobster population is in the midst of a steady decline.
April 14 2014 4:41 PMWhat if a Single Protein Could Make Our Organs Repair Themselves?Forget growing ears in labs.
March 31 2014 6:28 PMThe Surprising Intelligence of GoatsYelling isn’t the only thing they can do like humans.
March 20 2014 2:53 PMCan Bowie Worship Save This Remote Australian Town?It worked with Elvis.
March 11 2014 4:37 PMHow Long Before Pisa Is Underwater? The Statue of Liberty?
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Sept. 18 2013 3:17 PMWhy a Real-Life Jurassic Park Is Impossible
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Aug. 30 2013 7:30 AMA Surgery, as Viewed Through Google Glass
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July 18 2013 4:25 PMOur Days Are Speeding and Slowing Every Six Years, and No One Is Sure Why (VIDEO)
Brow Beat
June 19 2014 12:56 PMIf The Goonies Really Does Get a Sequel, This Is What It Must Include
Brow Beat
June 9 2014 11:50 AMWatch Jon Snow Silently Brood Again and Again (and Again)
May 6 2014 4:32 PMThe Things You Find When You Mine in AustraliaThe curious chemical composition of putnisite, our newest mineral.
April 23 2014 6:28 PMHow Do Harmless Bacteria Become Deadly?​Scientists are analyzing different strains in an attempt to find out.
April 7 2014 12:59 PMThe Lime Squeeze Why U.S. grocery stores are demanding 50 cents or more per lime.
March 23 2014 2:24 PMThe (Robotic) Sex Industry of the FutureEletronic red-light districts and stripper bots are upon us.  
March 14 2014 12:41 PMThe Things You Learn When You Give a Dog an MRIThey really are sensitive to their owner’s state of mind.
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Sept. 19 2013 7:15 AMSnake Robots May Soon Be Slinking Around Mars
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Sept. 5 2013 9:15 AMNew Grand Theft Auto Voice Actors Include Real Gang Members 
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Aug. 13 2013 11:56 AMDogs Share “Contagious” Yawns More With Their Owners Than Strangers (VIDEO)



More Than Scottish Pride

Scotland’s referendum isn’t about nationalism. It’s about a system that failed, and a new generation looking to take a chance on itself. 

iOS 8 Comes Out Today. Do Not Put It on Your iPhone 4S.

Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You

Three Talented Actresses in Three Terrible New Shows

The Human Need to Find Connections in Everything

It’s the source of creativity and delusions. It can harm us more than it helps us.


Happy Constitution Day!

Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.

The Ungodly Horror of Having a Bug Crawl Into Your Ear and Scratch Away at Your Eardrum

My Father Was James Brown. I Watched Him Beat My Mother. Then I Married Someone Like Him.

  News & Politics
Sept. 17 2014 12:02 PM Here It Is: The Flimsiest Campaign Attack Ad of 2014, Which Won’t Stop Running
Business Insider
Sept. 17 2014 1:36 PM Nate Silver Versus Princeton Professor: Who Has the Right Models?
Sept. 17 2014 1:59 PM Ask a Homo: Secret Ally Codes 
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 17 2014 1:26 PM Hey CBS, Rihanna Is Exactly Who I Want to See on My TV Before NFL Games
  Slate Plus
Slate Fare
Sept. 17 2014 9:37 AM Is Slate Too Liberal?  A members-only open thread.
Brow Beat
Sept. 17 2014 1:01 PM A Rare, Very Unusual Interview With Michael Jackson, Animated
Future Tense
Sept. 17 2014 12:35 PM IOS 8 Comes Out Today. Do Not Put It on Your iPhone 4S.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 17 2014 11:18 AM A Bridge Across the Sky
Sports Nut
Sept. 15 2014 9:05 PM Giving Up on Goodell How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.