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Oliver Sacks, neurologist and author, dies at 82

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The neurologist and author explored the mysteries of the brain in 'The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat,' and died after an earlier form of cancer in his eye returned and spread throughout his body. Read the rest

Review: NutriBullet 12-Piece High-Speed Blender/Mixer System

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I love this $80 device and use it daily. The problem it solved for me: get produce in my mouth. Read the rest

Six-degrees of separation from Robert Crumb

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Autobiographical cartoonist Jonathan Baylis recalls a story involving the legendary R. Crumb. Excerpted from So Buttons: Man of, Like, a Dozen Faces. Illustrated by Joseph Remnant. Read the rest

Grabbing Dan Time with Hollywood's most elusive illustrator

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Dan Hamilton's astounding range of talent is ours for the taking—if we can get him to stay still for a moment. Read the rest

Weekend of Wonder: The incredible animatronic sculptures of Thomas Kuntz

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Artist Thomas Kuntz constructs fantastic animatronic mechanisms that recreate scenes from the best nightmares you've ever had. Read the rest

Austin Grossman's CROOKED: the awful, cthulhoid truth about Richard Nixon

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Austin Grossman's first-person secret memoir of Richard Nixon sounds like a Lovecraftian gag, but Crooked is a brooding, bitter Cold War novel that gets deep into the psyche of "the funniest president that ever lived." Read the rest

The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution and Its Disastrous Effect on The Vietnam War

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With Lyndon Johnson's expansion of the Vietnam War in the 1960s, U.S. counterculture finds itself more involved in politics, aggressive pranks, and anti-war protest. Read the rest

Omnipotent Superhero God-Man!! (plus minor character God-Girl.)

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Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH God-Man must do epic battle with Captain Blasphemy, while minor character God-Girl makes an appearance. Read the rest

Mc Shan and Marley Marl

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Building DJ Marley Marl's rap stable with one more emcee on the road to creating the legendary "Juice Crew" in this week's Hip Hop Family Tree strip. Read the rest

Exclusive preview: Jeff Lemire's Descender Volume 1: Tin Stars

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Jeff Lemire -- creator of the epic apocalyptic graphic novel Sweet Tooth and the dreamy, Twilight-Zonish Underwater Welder -- returns with a new graphic novel, Descender, with Dustin Nguyen -- we're proud to present the entire first issue below! Read the rest

A game-making app for everyone?

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Game-making apps tend to evolve into intimidating tools aimed at pros. Beginners need something useful to non-coders—and Nintendo has the right idea. Read the rest

China loves the lingo of games

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In honor of games' growing influence on contemporary Chinese vernacular, here are 5 translated phrases to Second Kill your English vocab. Read the rest

Extra Good Stuff: "It's Good to Be the King"

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An excerpt from Dennis' new book, Extra Good Stuff, published by Last Gasp. Illustrated by Tom Van Deusen Read the rest

TOM THE DANCING BUG: Dr. Seuss's New Book, Based on a Shopping List He Once Wrote

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Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Dr. Seuss's new book, Which Pie Should I Buy, is based on a long-lost "manuscript"! Read the rest

Early History of Andy Warhol's First Factory

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The original Warhol Factory was located next to the local YMCA, with an easy view inside of exercising gymnasts - and other personal recollections from 1964. Read the rest

The Boing Boing Weekend of Wonder is coming. Join us!

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The editors of Boing Boing have always wanted to create an event where people can enjoy a weekend of wonderful, magical, mindblowing, inspiring experiences. Guess what? We're doing it, and you're invited. Read the rest

The Show by Doug E Fresh and Slick Rick

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A little bit of information about one of the most recognizably sampled records in the history of rap music in this week's Hip Hop Family Tree strip. Read the rest