Festus Rotgut: Zombie Cowboy -- 6-pack comic book

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Presented for your entertainment: a complete zombie comic story, told on beer bottle labels. By Jason Aaron and Walking Dead co-creator Tony Moore.

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Eric Garner's daughter leads march through NYC to site of her father's killing by NYPD

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One of the most inspiring figures at these recent protests is Erica Garner. Posted by Xeni Jardin.

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JOHN WILCOCK: India, LSD, and Leonard Cohen's 'Flowers for Hitler'

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An eventful week of drug use, red-eyes, and planes, planes, planes! From the John Wilcock comic (see previous installments here and here.)

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The beauty and wisdom of mathematics

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Scientist and inventor Cliff Pickover introduces his newest book on the beauty of math, The Mathematics Devotional

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Here is Richard McGuire's epic of time

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In Richard McGuire’s time-bending graphic novel Here, the past, present and a vividly imagined future are all set in the same specific location. By Patrick Lohier.

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Boars, Gore, and Swords: A Dance with Dragons: The Bastard’s Boys

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This episode is brought to you by Chronicle Books release of Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones: Season 3 & 4.

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TOM THE DANCING BUG: The Paleolithic Diet Craze, the PLIO DIET!!

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Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH we introduce the Paleolithic Diet Craze: THE PLIO DIET!! “If you survive, you’re fit!”

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The emergence of science hacking in Madagascar

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Ariel Waldman reports on how one of the world’s poorest countries is tackling developmental challenges.

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Cards for brainstorming product design

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Tina Aspiala’s KnowCards are packs of cards with simple descriptions of components you can use to understand or design new products.

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The First Major Rap Music Tour: A Prelude

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Building toward the NYC Swatch Watch Fresh Festival in this week’s Hip Hop Family Tree strip by Ed Piskor

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Saga Volume 4

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Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples’s high weird, perved-out, freaked out space opera comic Saga is the best visual sf since Transmetropolitan, and the long-awaited volume 4 is a feast of politics, betrayal, gore, revolution, decadence, and Huxleyesque social control through amusement technology. Cory Doctorow blew his mind with it, and is back to tell the tale.

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The awesome glory that is Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition

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How imaginary worlds can help save the real world, by Jason Louv

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Bill Gates: the best books I read in 2014

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Philanthropist Bill Gates recommends five favorite books he read this year.

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Judge Posner: it should be illegal to make phones the government can't search

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Cory Doctorow on why privacy is about more than concealing crime—and why backdoors are inevitably available to everyone, not just people you trust.

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The secret to success is working on the Right Thing

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Nikole Dieker explains an aptly-named project: The Right Thing.

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