Musician Anthony Florey brings Paul Anka’s “Put Your Head On My Shoulder” into the 21st century.
London! I'll be at Pages of Hackney tonight with Olivia Sudjic! (then Liverpool, Birmingham, Hay...) (!)
Last night's sold-out Walkaway tour event with Laurie Penny at Waterstones Tottenham Court Road was spectacular (and not just because they had some really good whisky behind the bar), and the action continues today with a conversation with Olivia Sudjic tonight at Pages of Hackney, where we'll be discussing her novel Sympathy as well as Walkaway. (more…)
The good people at Fight for the Future established OPERATION COMCASTROTURF to help you figure out if your stolen identity was used to file fake anti-net-neutrality comments with the FCC, but Comcast wants them shut down, and it's prepared to commit barratry to get its way. (more…)
In the wake of the Manchester bombing, UK Prime Minister Theresa May has become the first Prime Minister to activate "Operation Temperer," a previously leaked, secret plan to put up to 5,000 armed soldiers into the streets of Britain, taking over daily security roles from police "such as concerts and sports matches." (more…)
Theresa May won't use the term "austerity" to describe her government's policies, preferring the misleading phrase, "living within our means" -- a term used to describe cuts to survival basics for millions of Britons, from housing to health to food to social care. (more…)
The PBS FRONTLINE television documentary on Trump's alt-right consigliere Steve Bannon is required viewing. The film aired tonight for the first time on PBS.
Marc Kasowitz, tapped as Trump's private attorney in Russia probe, also represents Russia's largest bank
Fox News and Reuters report that U.S. President Donald Trump has retained New York-based trial attorney Marc Kasowitz to defend him in the escalating federal investigations involving Russia, espionage suspicions, and possible criminal activities.
The Federal Communications Commission will not take any action in response to complaints over the May 1 broadcast of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” in which Colbert said in his opening monologue, “the only thing [Trump’s] mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s c— holster.”
Kim Jong Un is a 'madman with nuclear weapons,' Trump says in leaked call to Duterte of Philippines—whom he praises
President Trump’s recent phone call with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte wasn't released in detail by the Trump White House, but someone else leaked it. Trump praises Duterte on the call for doing an “unbelievable job on the drug problem,” which consists of Duterte literally murdering people in extrajudicial street executions.
Sometimes you win the super macho handshake power move game. Sometimes you lose.(more…)
1Password's new travel mode locks you out of your accounts while you're travelling and crossing borders
1Password has taken Maciej Cegłowski's demand for a "travel mode" for our technology to heart, introducing a new feature that locks you out of your own accounts when you're in situations where you might lose control of your devices or be compelled to log into your accounts without your consent.
David sends us "My in-depth (and lengthy) conversation (MP3) with Jeff Vandermeer about Borne, about storytelling in the age of climate change, about biotech and personhood, and about why weird fiction is so well-equipped to address the crises we find ourselves in as a species, just went live "
Crosby, Stills & Nash recorded this theme song for War Games, the seminal hacker film of 1983. The tune was heard in movie trailers and in this promotional video that aired on MTV but was apparently pulled from the film. The song, "War Games," was included on the band's album Allies. From the lyrics:
I am not so sure
What you want me for
Either your machine
Is a fool, or me
Now there is no time to wait
No time to think it over
Take the path, believe the math
You'll tell me when it's over
I was directed to the Instagram account of svetlanko69, and was not disappointed. It's nothing but photos and videos of bears (both cubs and full-grown giants) often interacting with humans.
Fake bear/human fight:
Вот такую необычно экстремальную фотосессии провели Ирина с #медведьстепан photo by @ipirogovacom Где Ирина была Ларой Крофт из Тома Райдера.Задача бороться с медведем и получилось грандиозно.Вот он плюшевый Степаша,изобразил что то мощно-ог арессивное,правда больше ее щекотал,обнюхивал реквизит и не мог понять почему модель уползает и не хочет целоваться. Конечно ему лучше комедии играть. #друг #съемки #лес🌲 #фотосесия #русскиймедведь #Россия #модель #фотодляроссиии #фотографвмосква #медведь #фотосесиясхищниками #живоймедведь #портфолио #like #like4like #art #oso #bear #animallover
Bear cub gardener:
Bear cub adorableness:
Everlasting bear/human friendship:
I challenge you to find a better Instagram account that specializes in Russians and bears.
The Chopstick Master costs $195. It makes perfectly tapered chopsticks and puts a diamond-shaped finial on the end. It includes a bottle of "food grade chopstick oil."
Rain Noe of Core 77 says: "If that sounds pricey to you, consider that if you brought it to any kind of fair or festival and set up a make-your-own-chopsticks booth at $10 a pop, I bet you'd pay the thing off in a single day easy."
Yesterday, when Trump tried to hold Melania's hand on the tarmac in Israel, she was quick to swat it away.
Amazon has a lightning deal on this clip-on tuner. It's just $5.59 for the time being. I bought one.