Category: Interesting

Tearful Obama calls for ‘sense of urgency’ to fight gun violence in America

President Obama wept today as he spoke today about the ever-increasing waves of gun violence throughout America. He announced new executive actions to reduce the frequency of mass shootings, suicides and other gun killings, which have become a common part of life in our country. (more…)

Tuesday January 5th, 2016 in Interesting | No Comments »

Tearful Obama calls for ‘sense of urgency’ to fight gun violence in America

President Obama wept today as he spoke today about the ever-increasing waves of gun violence throughout America. He announced new executive actions to reduce the frequency of mass shootings, suicides and other gun killings, which have become a common part of life in our country. (more…)

Tuesday January 5th, 2016 in Interesting | No Comments »

Tearful Obama calls for ‘sense of urgency’ to fight gun violence in America

President Obama wept today as he spoke today about the ever-increasing waves of gun violence throughout America. He announced new executive actions to reduce the frequency of mass shootings, suicides and other gun killings, which have become a common part of life in our country. (more…)

Tuesday January 5th, 2016 in Interesting | No Comments »

Tearful Obama calls for ‘sense of urgency’ to fight gun violence in America

President Obama wept today as he spoke today about the ever-increasing waves of gun violence throughout America. He announced new executive actions to reduce the frequency of mass shootings, suicides and other gun killings, which have become a common part of life in our country. (more…)

Tuesday January 5th, 2016 in Interesting | No Comments »

Watch this killer pirate television station from 1986

For several months in 1986-87, Network 21 was a pirate television station in the UK that broadcasted coverage of avant-garde art and fringe culture for 30 minutes every Friday evening. The fantastic content included the likes of: Warhol films, a post-punk fashion show by the BodyMap label (above), interviews with Sonic Youth (video below), Derek […]

Monday November 30th, 2015 in Interesting | No Comments »

Eerie skyscraper moans in the wind

Every time the wind picks up in Manchester, England, Beetham Tower automatically generates another Architectural Moancore Drone epic. I hereby confer upon the building our inaugural award for excellence in this genre. The tone is reportedly B below middle C

Monday November 30th, 2015 in Interesting | No Comments »

Judge: no proof Yelp manipulates reviews

Now you can Yelp freely, secure in the knowledge that there are no shenanigans going on at the restaurant review site—or, at least, none that can be proven. So sayeth the judge. “[M]any of the customer complaints relied on by Plaintiffs hinged on the customers’ inferences of misconduct, rather than concrete examples of Yelp’s behavior,” […]

Monday November 30th, 2015 in Interesting | No Comments »

Tremontaine: Lessons from sharing my famous, award-winning fantasy world

When it was published in 1987, Swordspoint was a scandal, a cause célèbre – not so much because of The Gay, but because it was a Fantasy Novel! Without Magic! I subtitled it “A Melodrama of Manners;” then some wag dubbed it Mannerpunk, and a marketing genre was born. I went on to publish two […]

Monday November 30th, 2015 in Interesting | No Comments »

Folding coffin sofa

This $10,000 coffin sofa was created by Etsy goth outfitter Von Erikson: it’s available with purple, red or black upholstery. (via Marxist Barbie)

Sunday November 29th, 2015 in Interesting | No Comments »

Ten of 2015’s most notable African science fiction and fantasy stories

Wole Talabi, a Nigerian sf writer who lives in Malaysia, has rounded up his ten favorite African science fiction and fantasy stories of 2015. Like Africa, the stories are wildly varied, each as different from the other as they are from the sf you’re likely to read coming out of Europe and North America. (more…)

Sunday November 29th, 2015 in Interesting | No Comments »