David Pescovitz

David Pescovitz is Boing Boing's co-editor/managing partner and Medium's head of creative services. On Instagram, he's @pesco.

Twin Peaks returns to TV!

Welcome back to Twin Peaks.

On Friday, David Lynch tweeted "Dear Twitter Friends: That gum you like is going to come back in style! #damngoodcoffee"

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Treasure Island Music Festival haiku contest finalists!

The New Pornographers (video above) is just one of two dozen acts the winner of our haiku contest will see at San Francisco's Treasure Island Music Festival taking place October 18 and 19. Also performing are Massive Attack, Outkast, Alt-J, TV On The Radio, Janelle Monáe, Chet Fake, The Growlers and many more. Our friends at Noise Pop, co-promoters of the event, gifted us a pair of VIP 2-Day Tickets (a $590 value) to share with a lucky Boing Boing reader, and now we reveal the finalists! Last week, we launched our annual Treasure Island Music Festival Haiku contest. The three finalists below all win Boing Boing t-shirts. We'll announce the winner of the VIP passes on Tuesday, October 7. Congratulations to the Haiku masters below!

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Henry Miller Memorial Library's fallen redwood auction

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On Sunday, the hallowed nonprofit Henry Miller Memorial Library in magical Big Sur, California will auction off large slabs of old-growth redwood sliced from a 200-foot, 500-year-old tree that fell on the site a couple years ago.

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Here's library staff member Mike Scutari recounting the tree's topple:

Scott Albrecht: new show of hand-drawn typographical art and woodworks

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My hypertalented pal Scott Albrecht, a Brooklyn-based artist and designer, has a solo show of his hand-drawn typographical illustrations and wood sculptures opening tomorrow at Philadelphia's Art In The Age boutique and gallery.

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Charles Manson, the musical

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"Charles Manson: Summer of Hate – The Musical" just opened at Hamburg, Germany's Thalia Theater.

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Video: camera on train tracks

BNSFME put a GoPro camera on a train tack. If you can't handle the suspense, forward to 1:00. (via Laughing Squid)

Jane Goodall talks about viral animal videos

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"I think they’re really important in connecting heart and head. On the one hand you’ve got the science out there now that shows that animals do have personalities, minds and feelings; On the other hand you are seeing animals face-to-face in these YouTubes."

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Apple's Jonny Ive in Vogue

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Vogue profiles Jonny Ive, cementing the Apple designer's place in the annals of computer couture.

Twitter funds MIT Laboratory for Social Machines

Twitter committed $10 million to the MIT Media Lab to create a Laboratory for Social Machines that will study social systems, build tools for "social engagement and change," and deploy "social machines — networked human-machine collaboratives."

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Fantastic Vine animation of hand-drawn character aging

Artist: EISAKU of Yokohama, Japan

Dollar A Day: new nonprofit campaign from Kickstarter co-founder

Kickstarter co-founder Perry Chen just launched his pet project, Dollar A Day, a compelling new way to find and support a variety of nonprofits! Congrats to Perry and his volunteer team!

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Dark and creepy LEGO creations

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LEGO master Mike Doyle's new book, titled Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark, presents a variety of artists' shadowy, macabre, and black comedy brick creations.

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The Star Wars Trilogy in three minutes

Wait, so Luke is Darth's son!?

Stunning aerial photos of San Francisco salt flats

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Julieanne Kost took these otherworldly aerial photographs of the salt flats and baylands just south of San Francisco that always surprise newcomers when flying into SFO.

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Scientists using Bob Dylan references

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“Nitric oxide and inflammation: The answer is blowing in the wind": For almost a decade, researchers from Sweden's Karolinska Institute had a private internal contest around embedding Bob Dylan references in their scientific writings, and now they've opened up the challenge.

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