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.

Nazi war criminals collect millions of dollars in Social Security after leaving the U.S.

This undated photo shows the main gate of the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz I, which was liberated by the Russians in January 1945. Writing  at  the gate reads: "Arbeit macht frei" (Work makes free - or work liberates).


This undated photo shows the main gate of the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz I, which was liberated by the Russians in January 1945. Writing at the gate reads: "Arbeit macht frei" (Work makes free - or work liberates).

“Dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in Social Security payments after being forced out of the United States,” an Associated Press investigation has found.

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NYT ad for Dracula's Broadway premiere, 1931, starring Bela Lugosi

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In the New York Times' Time Machine. So cool.

A ten-second toaster, for breakfast in a hurry

YouTuber Photonicinduction tests a toaster to its limits-- and beyond. [Link, via Devour]

Tinkerbot photos from the Boing Boing Flickr Pool

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Apex,’ a photo shared by Tinkerbots in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool. What a cool little creation! More shots by Tinkerbot below, and more in our archives.

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Realistic cactus cupcakes

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From Alana Jones-Mann, a baker, culinary artist and DIY enthusiast in Brooklyn, cupcakes that look like miniature cacti. They're so cute, they're even planted in crushed graham cracker soil.

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Future Tense: paintings by Alex Gross

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At Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC through Nov. 8, a series of new oil paintings and mixed media works by Los Angeles-based artist Alex Gross.

From the exhibit website:

In Future Tense, Gross portrays mankind as apathetically living in a world overwhelmed by advertising and propaganda. Captivated by technological devices and strategically branded products, his vacant and desensitized subjects appear before industrial factories, in television newsrooms, hyper-urban cityscapes or the bucolic countryside. Gross’ paintings suggest that, in our culture, it is impossible to escape (even briefly) from corporate influence. In this exhibition, the artist expands upon themes of consumerism, industrialization and the omnipresent media, carefully treading the line between imaginary dreamscape and sociopolitical commentary. His work represents the psychological state of contemporary society and our inability to exist in the present moment.

[via Ufunk]

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It's all but impossible to earn a living as a working artist, new report shows

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People who graduate with a degree in the Arts generally have to deal with high debt and low prospects for earning a sustainable living as working artists.

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Banksy arrest a hoax by flaky website that also says scores of Texas babies are dying of Ebola

This is total bullshit.


This is total bullshit.

Nope, we still don't know who he is, and he has not been arrested.

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Watch this highly effective redneck furniture moving technique

Video Link [via: Reddit]

Punishment: regular people vs. famous people

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Doghouse Diaries via This Isn't Happiness.

Santa Letter, 1984

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Smoke dreams: the paintings of Henrik Aarrestad Uldalen

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The work of self-taught artist Henrik Aarrestad Uldalen focuses on “classic figurative painting, presented in a contemporary manner,” exploring the dark sides of life, “nihilism, existentialism, longing and loneliness, juxtaposed with fragile beauty.”

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Game dev Brianna Wu on what it's like to be forced from your home by sexist hate

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“I've Been Forced Out Of My Home And Am Living In Constant Fear Because Of Relentless Death Threats From Gamergate,” reads the headline for Brianna Wu's first-person account of the unbelievably cruel harassment she's been subjected to for the crime of, more or less, being a woman who works in games.

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Qualia: solo painting show in NYC by Tiffany Bozic

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NYC-based artist Tiffany Bozic has a solo show, “Qualia,” opening Thursday, October 16th at Joshua Liner Gallery in Manhattan.

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A ghost's daily schedule

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By Marc Johns.

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