The Quest for the Holy Grail: Martech Edition

Reading Time: 5 minutes There’s a scene in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, where God appears in the clouds — in delightfully unsubtle Monty Python fashion — and commands Arthur and his knights to seek the Holy Grail. (Arthur: “Good idea, O Lord!” God: “‘Course it’s a good idea!”) I was reminded of that scene when reading the … Read more

‘Mendel’s Quest,’ aka ‘Angry Jew,’ Helped Me Embrace My Heritage

Reading Time: 7 minutes In 2014, three Israeli friends released Angry Jew, a game about a furious—but cute—Jew who zips back through time to 1894 Russia to kick Cossack tuchus. Originally an Android app, the latest iteration is also available in the Apple store. The tiny hero, Mendel, is on a quest to regain stolen religious books—punching and spin-kicking … Read more

The Quest to Tally Alaska’s Wild ‘Warm-Blooded’ Bumblebees

Reading Time: 6 minutes This story originally appeared on Atlas Obscura and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. “People don’t come to Denali and other parks in Alaska to look at bumblebees, but they should,” says Jessica Rykken, entomologist for Denali National Park and Preserve. The “Last Frontier” state may be known for supersized wildlife, from bears to … Read more