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Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Super-Fun-Pak Comix features Percival Dunwoody, Chaos Butterfly, Marital Mirth and more! Read the rest

Last Man 2: epic French manga gets even better

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In March 2015, Firstsecond books published its English translation of the first volume of Lastman, the spectacularly successful French martial arts comic; they're bringing out the rest of the books on an aggressive schedule, with Book 2: The Royal Cup coming out today. Read the rest

The 10 coolest things from E3 that weren't video game sequels

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A lot of exciting things happened at E3 that weren't big-budget sequels. Like yarn, robot dinosaurs, and a giant, awesome dog. Read the rest

Pirate treasure is real. Here's how we found it.

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A Golden Age shipwreck, the rarest of finds, lay waiting in the deep to be found. But even after hundreds of years, time can run out… Read the rest

TOM THE DANCING BUG: Attention, Subjects of the Global Corporatocracy

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Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH your Global Corporatocracy commands you to shut up, accept the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and await further instructions. Read the rest

Memento Mori: the beautiful ways we have kept the dead among the living

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Art historian Paul Koudounaris travelled the world, visiting 30 countries to document the practices—ancient to modern, solemn to joyous—by which human remains are displayed. From good luck charms to genocide memorials, his gorgeous art book Memento Mori collects the finds. Read the rest

A brief visit to Cuba

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As the illegality of visiting the island slips into history, I thought I'd enjoy it before everything changes Read the rest

The only things you really need to know about Sony's E3 press event

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Let's have a deep chat about the practical feasibility of getting our childhoods back. Read the rest

Library at Mount Char: urban fantasy that has the magic

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Scott Hawkins's debut horror novel, The Library at Mount Char, is a sprawling, epic contemporary fantasy about cruelty and the end of the world, compulsively readable, with the deep, resonant magic of a world where reality is up for grabs. Read the rest

A brief history of yarn in video games

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A charming game called Unravel stood out at E3 2015. But before that, there was the Nintendo Knitting Machine, and you've been missing out. Read the rest

The only things you really need to know about Microsoft's E3 press event

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Annual video game press conferences are often an assault on the senses, and on taste. We found the cool stuff for you. Read the rest

This American Indian Dungeons and Dragons lets you weave powerful stories

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Ehdrigor, a game created by a black, American Indian game designer, gently reflects the Native experience, and how that approach to storytelling differs from Western narratives. Read the rest

Warning: At least two eels were definitely harmed during the reporting of this story

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The strange menu of Bompas & Parr—séances, cooking with lava, and flaming fish murder—reminds us that food is fashion in the age of Instagram Read the rest

Kate Milford's Greenglass House: lyrical, tense YA mystery

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Kate Milford made a name as a young adult writer able to tap into a rich Bradburian vein of lyricism with the Boneshaker -- now she shows us that she's an expect mystery writer as well, in Greenglass House, an illustrated middle-grades novel that will keep you guessing. Read the rest

Unicorn on a Roll: more comics in the tradition of Calvin and Hobbes

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The first collection starring Phoebe and her unicorn friend Marigold Heavenly Nostrils was the strongest new syndicated strip I'd read in years; with Unicorn on a Roll, Dana Simpson demonstrates that she's got plenty more where that came from.

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On ethics in information technology

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Our field requires ethical frameworks we accept, instead of rules that remain technically unbroken while we hackers violate their spirit with as much ingenuity as we can muster. Read the rest

How Alec Mapa used Kickstarter to joke about gay adoption

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The star and producer of a timely new series have words of wisdom for those who want to create social change through the media. Read the rest