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.

In life, pick two

2014-10-15

Doghouse Diaries.

Interactive U.S. map of Fall foliage, as it progresses toward winter

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Are you wondering when the leaves will peak in your area? Here's a chronological data map of leaves changing color throughout the USA.

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Babies dressed up like Die Antwoord

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Funny unmotivational coffee mugs by Emily McDowell

hilariouslyawesomemugs012 Wonderful mugs for hot beverage and daily inspiration by illustrator and funny lady Emily McDowell.

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White Lion and Lioness (photo from the Boing Boing Flickr Pool)

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White Lion and Lioness, a photo shared by readers Ria en Reinier Mensink in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool.

Anacapri dog (photo from the Boing Boing Flickr Pool)

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Anacapri dog, a photo shared by reader Capri Violin in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool.

Video: 87 Bounces

Brilliant short film by HOTU.

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Watch two new NASA spacewalks, live, over the next two weeks

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Two astronauts and two cosmonauts are preparing for a pair of spacewalks over the next two weeks--and one of them is tomorrow, Wednesday, October 15. You can watch both spacewalks live on NASA TV, and coverage of the spacewalk will begin at 7 a.m. Eastern.

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Holly Herndon, “Home.” Music video on surveillance, overlaid with spy tech firm logos

Cyberpop assemblage of found textures and fragmented voices. This video from Holly Herndon looks like it came right out of one of Cory Doctorow's novels.

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Ticket Giveaway! LA music event, 10/18: The Relationship ft. Brian Bell of Weezer, and Gavin Turek

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Come celebrate Halloween with a night of funky synthwave and disco on Saturday October 18 with us: Twilight Sessions at the Village Studios. Artists include The Relationship ft. Brian Bell of Weezer, Gavin Turek, Happy Hollows, and Misun.

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The textile art of Michelle Kingdom

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“I create tiny worlds in thread to capture elusive yet persistent inner voices,” explains textile artist Michelle Kingdom:

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Every Curve: Biggie and Tupac lyrics embroidered in vintage lingerie by Zoe Buckman

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Artist Zoe Buckman's text-and-textiles installation Every Curve “explores the both contradictory and complementary influences of Feminism and Hip-hop.”

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Wasting Time

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By John Atkinson of webcomic Wrong Hands.

Watch 6 second-graders eat dinner at a $220-a-plate fancy NYC restaurant

For the New York Times magazine’s fall Food issue, the publication treated six second graders from P.S. 295 in Brooklyn to dinner at Daniel, a fancy spot where a seven-course tasting menu goes for $220 a person.

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The War on Leaks: James Risen on 60 Minutes

Don't miss the 60 Minutes episode about the NSA's practices “involving wiretaps, and what happens when the demands of national security collide with the public's right to know.’

That dilemma is at the heart of the case of James Risen, a Pulitzer-Prize winning investigative reporter for the New York Times. Risen was the first to break the story about the NSA's secret wiretapping program that monitored Americans' phone calls without a court warrant. He's been subpoenaed to divulge his confidential sources in a separate federal criminal trial. He appealed the subpoena all the way up to the Supreme Court, but the court turned down his petition. Now, if he doesn't name names, he could go to jail.

Lesley Stahl asks Risen if he would ever divulge his source. “No,” Risen answers. “Never?” asks Stahl. Risen: “Never, no.”