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Fiction: Someone to Watch Over Me

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Amala's got a new job: monitoring paroled prisoners' CCTV feeds. What she sees isn't nearly so disturbing as who sees her seeing it. A tale of science fictional horror from the new Black Candies - Surveillance. Read the rest

LISTEN: Escape From Stalag Luft III

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In 1943 three men came up with an ingenious plan to escape from the seemingly escape-proof Stalag Luft III prison camp in Germany. Read the rest

I'm afraid to die in games

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We often understand failure in games through the language of death. Why? Read the rest

Washington State's medical marijuana milieu is almost too good to be true

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Pinch me! I must be dreaming. Illustrated by Michael Arnold Read the rest

Want to know why men fight—and why we like to watch?

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Jon Gottschall is a man you want at every academic dinner party. He seems to have read everything, takes interest in the work of others, and can converse for hours about anything. Read the rest

Thoughts on the Hugo Awards

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Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt discuss a controversy that has science fiction stars going supernova. Read the rest

The clone that wasn't

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Can two designers come up with the exact same idea, entirely by accident? Read the rest

Arcology: cutaways of the future city-hives that never were

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Paolo Soleri's Arcology: The City in the Image of Man is a techo-hippie dream of deep mid-century modern futurism. Read the rest

Real Stuff: "The Mouse, Man!"

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The Brotherhood of Eternal Love once cooked up some Mickey Mouse blotter acid. The Disney bigwigs freaked. Originally published in Real Stuff #8, August 1992. Illustrated by J.R. Williams Read the rest

TOM THE DANCING BUG: What is the product of the most incredible unbroken winning streak in the history of life on Earth?

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Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH is revealed the result of the most preposterously unlikely winning streak in the history of life on Earth. Read the rest

Travel smart with hanging compression shelves

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I spend one in three nights on the road -- in hotels, on friends' couches, even in RVs -- and figuring out luggage is my obsession, which is why I gave Valet Luggage Compression Shelves a try. Read the rest

The Cameos of Beat Street

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The special performances by the pioneers of the Hip Hop Family Tree might be the most interesting part of the movie Beat Street. Read the rest

How to Teach Adults: Get a Job; Plan Your Class; Teach Your Students; Change the World

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Dan Spalding's How to Teach Adults (free download) is an extraordinary document that mixes the practical and the philosophical, a book that explains how to be a better teacher, and how better teachers make a better world. Read the rest

When fashion is frightening

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Nintendo's Style Savvy: Trendsetters is one of the scariest games I've ever played Read the rest

"Wars to come" loom in Game Of Thrones' fifth season

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Spoiler warning: The following review contains plot points from Game Of Thrones up to and including tonight’s fifth season premiere. Read the rest

Exploding the Phone: the untold, epic story of the phone phreaks

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Phil Lapsley's Exploding the Phone does for the phone phreaks what Steven Levy's Hackers did for computer pioneers, capturing the anarchic move-fast-break-stuff pioneers who went to war against Ma Bell. Read the rest

What if we limited the number of white men in film and TV?

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Creatively, a bad idea—but so is peppering diversity onto default casts. How about some fresh storytelling? Read the rest