List of people barred from south London pub


The staff of Half Moon pub in Herne Hill in south London maintain a pseudonymous list of customers who are permanently banned from the premises; their colorful descriptions are a thing of beauty. Read the rest

Amazon Bestseller status is meaningless, and can be bought for just a few dollars

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Brent Underwood uploaded an ebook, comprising of a photo of his foot, to Amazon. He sold 3 copies and was an Amazon Bestseller. tl;dr: avoid the busy categories. Read the rest

16 cartoonists who changed the world

Who were the original comic artists that left an indelible mark upon the world, paving the way for those who followed? Monte Beauchamp identifies the genre's early masters

Nine books I think you should read (plus a couple more that I need to read, myself)

The New York Times Magazine's 6th Floor Blog interviewed me about the books I'm reading now (including a climate scientist's account of dealing with evidence and uncertainty in the treatment of cancer), the science books I love (where you'll learn why it's impossible to remove the risk from risky technologies), and the books I generally recommend to everybody (try my favorite boozy novel of jazz-age New York). Overall, it's definitely a list I think the Happy Mutants will dig. Read the rest