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Baltimore: Photos of civil unrest after funeral for Freddie Gray, young black man who died after arrest

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Seven police officers were injured in street violence today when people at a protest threw bricks, broke windows, looted businesses and burned cop cars after Gray's funeral. Read the rest

This library lets you borrow a sledge hammer

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The Somerville Tool Library is where the real sharing economy is happening Read the rest

Play in the beautiful, terrible natural world

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Part art, part science, Nadezda Suvorova's playful works celebrate the weird beauty of our reality Read the rest

Stuff happens in Game of Thrones

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Someone gets his head chopped off, it's pretty cool. Read the rest

Petraeus receives no jail time for leaking. Whistleblowers face decades in jail.

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At the same time as David Petraeus got off with probation and a fine, the Justice Department has been pushing for extreme jail time for other leakers who talk to journalists—often over leaks of far less sensitive material. Read the rest

'I make games, and now I don't need to hide anymore'

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Nina Freeman wants you to play what it felt like to be her as a little girl, even for a moment Read the rest

'Wellness Guru' Belle Gibson lied about having brain cancer, profited from lying about bogus cancer cures

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As disgusting as that may be, she's not the only one who should be ashamed: the enablers who promote this crap deserve condemnation, too. Read the rest

How the bed bug infiltrated our bedrooms and took over the world

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When things go bite in the night Read the rest

TOM THE DANCING BUG: The Great Meritocracy Race

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Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH the Great Meritocracy Race is kept strictly fair; after all, the future of America is at stake. Read the rest

Subversive games about waitresses and hairdressers

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I spent my 20s in the service industry, overworked and underpaid. Why, now, do these games help me relax? Read the rest

US Congress to vote on 'cybersecurity' bills that are basically surveillance bills in disguise

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Congress is expected to vote on two 'cybersecurity' bills sometime in the next week that are essentially surveillance bills in disguise. Trevor Timm writes in this editorial, cross-posted on the Freedom of the Press blog, about how they affect journalists and whistleblowers. Read the rest

Enter the dull world of vintage corporate boardgames

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Do you like forklift trucks and saving money for minor industrial groups of the midcentury midwest? We have the game for you! Read the rest

Beat This: A Hip Hop History (1984 BBC documentary)

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This week's Hip Hop Family Tree strip is about an obscure TV documentary from 1984 when Hip Hop was still trying to figure out what it was going to be. Read the rest

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