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)



The Democrats’ War at Home

How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?

Congress’ Public Shaming of the Secret Service Was Political Grandstanding at Its Best

Michigan’s Tradition of Football “Toughness” Needs to Go—Starting With Coach Hoke

A Plentiful, Renewable Resource That America Keeps Overlooking

Animal manure.

Windows 8 Was So Bad That Microsoft Will Skip Straight to Windows 10


Cringing. Ducking. Mumbling.

How GOP candidates react whenever someone brings up reproductive rights or gay marriage.

Building a Better Workplace

You Deserve a Pre-cation

The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.

Hasbro Is Cracking Down on Scrabble Players Who Turn Its Official Word List Into Popular Apps

The Ludicrous Claims You’ll Hear at This Company’s “Egg Freezing Parties”

  News & Politics
The World
Oct. 1 2014 11:48 AM Syria’s “Moderate” Rebels Are Realizing That U.S. Airstrikes Help Bashar al-Assad, Not Them
Buy a Small Business
Oct. 1 2014 11:43 AM “I Didn’t Want to Build the Next Twitter for Cats” Search funds are the quiet, dependable, risk-averse sibling to the startup. 
The Vault
Oct. 1 2014 10:49 AM James Meredith, Determined to Enroll at Ole Miss, Declares His Purpose in a 1961 Letter
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 30 2014 12:34 PM Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Oct. 1 2014 10:54 AM “I Need a Pair of Pants That Won’t Bore Me to Death” Troy Patterson talks about looking sharp, flat-top fades, and being Slate’s Gentleman Scholar.
Brow Beat
Oct. 1 2014 10:44 AM Everyone’s Favorite Bob’s Burgers Character Gets a Remix You Can Dance to
Future Tense
Oct. 1 2014 11:48 AM Watch a Crowd Go Wild When Steve Jobs Moves a Laptop in This 1999 Demonstration of WiFi
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 1 2014 7:30 AM Say Hello to Our Quasi-Moon, 2014 OL339
Sports Nut
Sept. 30 2014 5:54 PM Goodbye, Tough Guy It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.