Xeni Jardin

Boing Boing editor/partner and tech culture journalist Xeni Jardin hosts and produces Boing Boing's in-flight TV channel on Virgin America airlines (#10 on the dial), and writes about living with breast cancer. Diagnosed in 2011. @xeni on Twitter. email: xeni@boingboing.net.

China pushes interns working at American news agencies to serve as spies

Journalists waiting outside the Great Hall of the People during the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference in Beijing in March. Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters


Journalists outside the Great Hall of the People during the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference in Beijing. Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

A paper released by the Foreign Correspondent's Club in China shows that conditions for reporters in the country have gone from bad to worse.

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The animated GIF photography of Julien Douvier

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"Cinematographs," gently animated GIFs by photographer Julien Douvier. Mesmerizing.

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San Diego school district acquires MRAP (basically a tank) from Dept. of Defense

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The San Diego Unified School District police recently acquired a mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle, or MRAP, through the federal government's surplus military equipment program.

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LA's Fashion District is Mexican drug cartel money-laundering hub, say federal investigators

"Federal agents gather evidence from a business as they launched a series of raids in the downtown Los Angeles fashion district." [Al Seib / Los Angeles Times]


"Federal agents gather evidence from a business as they launched a series of raids in the downtown Los Angeles fashion district." [Al Seib / Los Angeles Times]

"Los Angeles has become the epicenter of narco-dollar money laundering with couriers regularly bringing duffel bags and suitcases full of cash to many businesses," Robert E. Dugdale, assistant U.S. attorney in charge of federal criminal prosecutions in Los Angeles, told the LA Times.

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Study: 80% of female migrants who cross US-Mexico border are raped

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"A staggering 80 percent of Central American girls and women crossing Mexico en route to the United States are raped along the way, according to directors of migrant shelters interviewed by Fusion."

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Burning Man photo mosaic from 2,000 public Instagrams

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A gorgeous, hi-rez photo mosaic by Trey Ratcliff. "Thumbnails from 2,000 instagram photos taken and shared at Burning Man 2014. View full-size.

Great Childhood Books of Yesteryear

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A fabulous photoshop series by Bag of Delights.

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Super Mean Mario

YouTuber Pastek pasted Super Mario into a bunch of FAIL videos. Video above, GIF below.

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Art: 'Collages,' Eliash Strongowski

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A 2014 series by Eliash Strongowski, an artist based in Zhytomyr, Ukraine: "Collages."

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Cat sliding: sounds awful, cats love it (at least this one)

Video. Hope they delete curling and replace it with cat sliding as a new Olympic sport. I'd totally be into the Olympics, then.

Teletext ad, 1978

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Bird-watchers video corner: Meet The American WoodEch

Very special video of a rare species. [HT: Dean Putney]

What Apple should have launched: The iToilet and MacTini

Two classic parody clips from Peter Serafinowicz.

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'Input,' drawings by Olivia Knapp

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A beautiful series by illustrator Olivia Knapp: "Input."

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Icons: Adriana Duque's 17th-century style headphone portraits

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"Icons," a 2011 series by Adriana Duque, a photographer from Colombia.

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