Police turned people away from the Nevada festival in Black Rock desert, as rains reduced the playa to undrivable sludge; organizers warn it may be closed tomorrow, too. Thousands of cars turned back for Reno, and nearby gas-stations ran dry.
The playa's mud is unbikable, undrivable, and barely walkable, after several hours of thunderstorm. Reno hotels are reportedly not gouging as they bulge at the seams with burners, which is swell and smart of them, given the importance of tens of thousands of burners to the local economy.
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Many people have noticed that the female lead character Rey is notably underrepresented in the tsunami of Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys.
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Matt Locke from London’s “The Story” conference writes, “We’ve just announced the final lineup for The Story 2016, including poet Musa Okwonga, CEO of Canongate Jamie Byng, games designer Hannah Nicklin, founder of Iron Circus Comics Spike Trotman, Wolfgang Wild (@retronaut) and Dallas Campbell, who will be talking about the history of the spacesuit.”
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