The girls of the All Gold Everything podcast recently invited me to guest-host a segment on their show. Check it out, por favor: I’ll be posting a Radio Cade re-purposed version of the show soon.
CALIFORNIA Here’s What Will Happen After a Huge Earthquake Inevitably Hits California: If you think dealing with a dead iPhone and navigating your apartment—which may or may not still be standing—by candlelight is rough, wait until high-pressure gas lines rupture. When they break, they leak gas into the air, which can potentially ignite and cause
FEAR At Social Matter — > The Disenchanted Forest: How We Lost Our Fear Of The Woods: For millennia, people have found in the Wilderness not just God, but demons, demigods, monsters, spirits both benign and malicious, and the human acolytes, hunters, and tamers of these various beings and creatures. Europe in particular is full
Here are the numbers to call at the White House to let them know you oppose the pending military action in Syria. 202-456-1111 or 202-456-1414.
I’m gradually accumulating iconography to associate with this website’s “branding” efforts. Many thanks to Ivana B for creating the following beautiful images to help me with these efforts. Her work is fantastic.
BIOMIMICRY Underwater GPS Inspired by Shrimp Eyes: A few years ago, U.S. and Australian researchers developed a special camera inspired by the eyes of mantis shrimp that can see the polarization patterns of light waves, which resemble those in a rope being waved up and down. That means the bio-inspired camera can detect how light
BOOKS Daniel Kalder discusses some of the books he’s been reading lately: The Devils of Loudon by Aldous Huxley I read Brave New World in my teens and then again in my mid-20s. Both times I thought, “I really should read more of Huxley’s work,” and then . . . I did not. I came
CENSORSHIP PayPal blocks sale of World Socialist Web Site pamphlet: With the arrest of Catalonian President Carles Puigdemont this week and the cutting off of Internet access and visitation rights for whistleblower Julian Assange by the Ecuadorian Embassy in the UK, moves towards the criminalization and banning of political opposition are accelerating. Now, not content
Sometimes it seems that all sportswriters and sports PR people (especially those under 40) adhere to the exact same phraseology and shorthand — as though a compulsory phrasebook was distributed at Sports College. You can’t go an hour in football season without hearing the verb “scamper,” for instance. The latest, most egregious example is the
ART Total Disquiet, by Eevien Tan CINEMA SONG Brand-new Breeders